FUTO’s “Don’t Be Evil” Conference

All programming will be upstairs inside FUTO’s headquarters. If you need assistance, there is an elevator in the lobby that staff can direct you to. At the top of the stairs, you’ll see a sign indicating directions to the two speaking tracks, but don’t worry, you can mix, match, and mingle to your heart’s content. After both tracks conclude at 3pm, our keynote speaker, Casey Muratori of Molly Rocket, will tie both tracks’ themes together in the main room, followed by a more free-ranging panel discussion.

Location: The conference will be held upstairs at the FUTO Campus at 1044 Liberty Park Drive. Exit the southbound Mopac Expressway at Barton Skyway (or northbound at Bee Caves and make the first U-turn) before turning onto Liberty Park Drive. A sign will indicate the parking lot off Liberty Park Drive.

Parking: There is ample parking both below and around the FUTO Building. Feel free to park in any open spot.

Food: Lunch and beverages will be available upstairs from noon.

Schedule (all times CDT):

11:00AM – Doors open

Track I: The Future of Anti-Establishment Tech 

12:00 — Intro and Welcome (FUTO Founder Eron Wolf and FUTO Community Director Louis Rossmann)

12:15 — Harbor/Polycentric: Reclaiming Sovereign Identity (Project Lead Harpo Roeder)

12:55 — “A Word on Keyboards” (Louis Rossmann)

1:00 — Grayjay: Breaking Down the Silos (Project Leads Kelvin Keultjes and Koen Jeukendrup)

1:40 — Circles: Share with Family, Not Big Tech (Project Lead Charles Wright)

2:20 — Trieve: FUTO Fellows in the Heart of the Valley

Track II: The Oligopoly in Law and Society

12:00 – Welcome and intro (FUTO Director of Operations Ian Mason)

12:10 – Protecting and verifying whistleblowers with FUTO’s Harbor (Allum Bokhari, author, former journalist who broke several major Silicon Valley whistleblowers’ stories) 

12:50 – “Texas vs. Big Tech” (Ryan Baasch, Chief of the Consumer Protection Division in the Texas Attorney General’s Office, former Assistant Solicitor General of Texas)

1:30 – LLMs and the Law (Andrei Popovici, veteran Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney) 

2:10 – Attempts to Regulate the Tech Oligopoly (Adam Candeub, Professor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University College of Law, former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA))


Tracks Merge:

3:00 — Keynote: Casey Muratori

4:00 — Closing Panel: “Why Hasn’t Open Source Won?” (Eron, Louis, Casey, Calyx Institute Founder Nick Merrill, Ian moderating)

5:00 PM – Conference concludes, see you at the social!