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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

F16 - OpenMedia

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM–2:45 PM PDT
Salon C
Session Description

Canada has fallen behind when it comes to Internet access. But if we all work together to build community broadband, we can achieve better, more affordable Internet for all of us. How do we talk to local governments to help lobby the provincial government, and how do we explain to our communities their right to demand this basic service? Come and hear more about the work OpenMedia does and how libraries can be a voice for change.


Laura Tribe, OpenMedia

Laura Tribe is the executive director of OpenMedia, a grassroots advocacy organization committed to protecting the free and open Internet. With a background in the intersection of human rights and information communication technologies, Laura loves the Internet and is excited to keep fighting for what makes it great. Laura has been working with OpenMedia since 2015, previously leading the organization’s campaigns and advocacy on digital privacy. Before working with OpenMedia, Laura's experience includes working with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), IFEX, and Canadian tech startups. She holds a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University, and an MA in Communications from Carleton University.