CEIC Conference 2017


2nd Annual National Take Back the Vote Conference

A non-partisan conference to advance the conduct of American elections – how votes are collected, counted and cast.

When: October 7 & 8, 2017, 10 AM to 6 PM

Where: South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley, CA, Near the Ashby BART station

Tickets: NVRTF.ORG

Donate: Please help us bring the speakers here!
https://www.gofundme.com/takebackthevote2


VERY Provisional Schedule

Saturday

10 AM Opening Remarks
10:15 Election Propaganda
  • Dr. Emma Briant (Remote)
    • Topic: Election Propaganda on Social Media
10:45 Overview of Elections in US
  • Steve Rosenfeld [Probable. Need confirmation]
    • Journalist for Alternet
    • Overview of Election Issues
11:15 Legislation
  • Jarret Berg (NY) [need confirmation]
    • New York Democratic Lawyers Council
11:45 IRV/RCV
12:15 Lunch
1 PM: Across the States
2 PM Legal
  • Marilyn Marks
    • Topic: Lawsuits
  • Lowell Finley ?
3 PM Break
3:15 PM 2016 & Exit Polls
  • Jonathon Simon
    • Author of Code Red
  • Bob Fitrakis
  • Peter Peckarsky (Late sat early Sunday)
4:45 PM Open Source Software
5:45 Closing Remarks
6 PM Done

Sunday

10 AM Opening Remarks
10:15 A Conversation With Asm. Bill Quirk
  • Jim Soper
    • Voting Rights Task Force
    • Topic: Legislation in California
  • Asm Bill Quirk & Alameda Registrar

12 PM: Lunch
1 PM Auditing
  • Lulu Friesdat
  • Virginia Martin
    • Elections commissioner, Columbia County, NY
    • Topic: A Modified, 100%, Centrally Hand-Counted Audit.
  • Karen McKim
  • Dr Phillip Stark
    • Topic: Risk Limiting Audits
2:30 PM Ballot Images
3:30 Break
3:45 Election Security in 2017
4:15 Internet Voting in 2017
  • Dr. David Jefferson
    • Verified Voting
    • Topic: Internet Voting Security, Including Blockchain (Bitcoin) Tech
4:45 Panel: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Lori Grace
    • Trust Vote
  • Mimi Kennedy
  • Lowell Finley, Esq.
    • Former Calif Deputy Secretary of State for Election Systems
  • Brad Friedman???
5:45 Closing Remarks

Guests

Lori paid for these 3 last year
Paul Thomas << NEEDS CASH FOR TICKET???
Bob Fitrakis: NEED TO PHONE, Lori
Ralph Lopez << NEEDS CASH FOR TICKET

Jan BenDor
Virginia Martin
Lulu Friesdat (flight only)
Stepanie Singer (flight only)
[McKim?]
[Ray Lutz?] Doubt he needs funding but I'll check

Note:

$180 Hilton Garden w/tax about $200

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