360/Open Summit: Contested Realities | Connected Futures
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) presented the fifth annual 360/Open Summit on June 6 and 7 at the Square, in-person in Brussels and online around the world. DFRLab global team of experts from five continents convened alongside policymakers and journalists, activists and advocates, and industry representatives for two days of cutting-edge programming.
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.