How to watch the e-G8 forum live on the web
Tuesday 24 May 2011
While the world’s leaders gather to discuss issues of global concern at the G8 forum in France, digital leaders from the G8 nations and beyond will, for the first time, gather to discuss the web in an event that aims to highlight the internet’s "importance and impact on society and the economy."
The high-profile event has been organized by the president of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy and brings together a 'who’s who' of the internet: Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook; Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google; Jeffrey Bezos, CEO of Amazon; Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of the New York Times Company and publisher of the New York Times; Peter Chou, CEO of HTC; Hiroshi Inoue, president of Tokyo Broadcasting System; and Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of Mozilla, among others, will have their voices heard at the highest levels of world politics.
"The program of the e-G8 Forum has been conceived to enrich our thinking and debate about major social issues," said Maurice Lévy, chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe.
"The Internet boom has led to an explosion of individual initiatives. In my role as chairman of the e-G8 Forum, I am determined that all our debates be transparent, open both to the press and to the public at large."
The e-G8 will consist of multiple conferences and discussions focusing on the internet's impact on the economy and society.
While the event may play host to the internet and government elite, anyone can watch the plenary sessions on the web.
A live stream direct from the event will be broadcast on http://www.eg8forum.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/EG8Forum?sk=app_211282755572291.
Updates from the conference will be posted on Twitter, https://twitter.com/#!/eg8forum.
The e-G8 Forum runs from May 24 to 25 in the Tuileries Garden in Paris. The full schedule of events is available on the e-G8 website.
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