General Chair

  • Shelly D. Farnham, Ph.D., Executive Director, Third Place Technologies

General Organizing Committee

  • Justin Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Community & Economic Development, Washington State University  
  • Douglas Schuler, Professor Emeritus, The Evergreen State College, and Executive Director, Public Sphere Project 
  • Chris Coward Senior Principal Research Scientist at the University of Washington Information School, director of the Technology & Social Change Group, and co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public.
  • Adrienne Russell Mary Laird Wood Professor of Communication and co-director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in the Department of Communication.

Steering Committee

  • Mark Ackermann
  • Gabriela Avram
  • Fiorella De Cindio
  • Giorgio De Michelis
  • John M. Carroll
  • Marcus Foth
  • Michael Gurstein
  • Marleen Huysman
  • Michael Koch
  • Myriam Lewkowicz
  • Markus Rohde
  • Carla Simone
  • Johann Schlichter
  • Doug Schuler
  • Charles Steinfield
  • Peter van den Besselaar
  • Volker Wulf