The upcoming Digital Communication Network Global (DCN) event, scheduled for November 8-9, 2023 in Zambia, Africa, promises an engaging assembly of digital professionals, influencers, and thought leaders from diverse fields. The forum, aimed at launching DCN Africa, delves into the far-reaching impacts and implications of digital transformations and innovations on our society.
A key theme of discussion will be the transformative influence of digital communication tools on civic participation and democracy. The forum will further explore the technologies and digital communication trends that are reshaping our world.
Another focus will be the importance of information integrity in our data-heavy world. The forum will also probe the significant role of digital tools in societal and economic advancement. A crucial aspect under scrutiny will be the intersection between digital communication and human rights. The event will address how digital platforms can both safeguard and impinge on privacy rights and freedom of expression, a discussion illuminated by instances.
DCN Global is a collaborative network working across borders, sectors, and generations to track digital trends, amplify credible voices, foster digitally responsible citizens, and build resilient communities able to live and thrive in the digital world. DCN’s premise is that, in an age of informational disruptions, only coalitions of like-minded professionals can harness cross-sector innovation to address the multiple challenges facing 21st-century information systems.
Comparable to previous DCN inaugural events in Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, and the Western Hemisphere, this two-day forum will be the first step in the creation of a regional network of digital innovators and consumers. The regional forum will be followed by virtual events and opportunities for collaboration. The launch event will be conducted in English.
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JOIN US IN THE DCN-VERSE: SHAPE THE DIGITAL FUTURE
We're offering an immersive experience not just for those attending in person in Zambia, but also for those joining us virtually. When you sign up, you'll also get exclusive access to our virtual training meant to get you acquainted with the Metaverse. You can, and hopefully will, even create your very own avatar to navigate the event!
A BLEND OF TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN EXPERTISE
Based on what you learn, using your mobile device or laptop, you and your avatar can connect with speakers and fellow participants, join the launch of our Metaverse space, attend a virtual party, and even compete for a chance to join us, in-person, at an international event in 2024. This is your chance to experience the fascinating blend of technology and human expertise in a truly one-of-a-kind way while getting exposure and participating in some of the most consequential debates of our time!
The forum is organized by World Learning and Digital Communication Network Global with funding from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.