360/Open Summit: Contested Realities | Connected Futures

6 June 2022 - 7 June 2022  -

Virtual Event | Organised by Atlantic Council | Held in Brussels, Belgium in English
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The theme of this year’s 360/OS is Contested Realities | Connected Futures. Facing generational global challenges and unprecedented technological innovation, communities and countries are struggling to agree on a shared set of facts. Emboldened autocrats seek to undermine the very idea of collective action that underpins the democratic world. While democracy versus autocracy, fact versus fiction, and who should hold power are contested, one thing is certain: our futures are connected. As today’s competition shapes the global system for generations to come, it is up to this community of activists, industry leaders, and public servants to work together to create a rights-respecting, transparent, and representative future for all.

In Brussels, this global community will gather for presentations, workshops, and conversations on everything from countering foreign influence, to building resilient information environments, to the role of the Internet in online movements, and ensuring democratic approaches to a decentralized digital world. You’ll hear from global leaders and innovators at the heart of these issues and more.


Mark Gitenstein, Ambassador of the United States to the European Union, US Mission to the EU

Graham Brookie, Senior Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council

Rose Jackson, Director, Democracy + Tech Initiative, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council

Vukosava Crnjanski, Founder and Director, Center for Research, Transparency, and Accountability (CRTA)

Anis Samaali Electoral Observation Expert of the Project, European Centre for Electoral Support

Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, Meta

Alex Zerdan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Nanjira Sambuli, Researcher, Policy Analyst, and Advocacy Strategist, Digital Impact Alliance

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