21-22 September 2021

11:00 – 15:00 EDT | 15:00 – 19:00 UTC
Virtual Event by

Organizing Committee

The Tech Forum on Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World was organized by
a dedicated, incredibly experienced team of volunteers.
thought leaders


  • Andre Oboler – Vice President (MGA), IEEE Computer Society; Member, IEEE Global Public Policy Committee; Founding Director & CEO, Online Hate Prevention Institute; Delegate, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; Honorary Associate La Trobe Law School; Consultant.
  • Daniel Allington – Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence at King’s College London.
  • Baden HughesIEEE Computer Society Member & Geographic Activities Board member; founding Director/Chief Technology Officer at the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI).
  • Fernand de Varennes – UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues.
  • Christopher Wolf – Leading US technology lawyer; co-author of Viral Hate; served as the committee chair of the ADL’s committee on internet hate for several years; fighting online hate since 1995.
  • Lord PicklesUK Government’s Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues; Member of the House of Lords; former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; former Chair of the UK Conservative Party; former UK Anti-Corruption Champion.
  • Takako HashimotoVice President of the Chiba University of Commerce (CUC).
  • Erin SaltmanDirector of Programming at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT); Former EMEA Head of Counterterrorism & Dangerous Organizations Policy for Facebook; ISD Global Fellow.
  • Tom Thorley Director of Technology at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).
  • Rebecca Portnoff – Head of Data Science at Thorn.
  • Julia Fossi – Director of International, Strategy and Futures, the Office of the Australian eSafety Commissioner.