Organized by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Central European University, the Open Society Institute, and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the conference "RE:activism: Re-drawing the Boundaries of Activism in a New Media Environment," took place October 14–15, 2005, in Budapest.
The conference offered eight panels, each representing an approach from which the transformative potential of new media can be meaningfully addressed. Academic participants were invited to present papers and to take part in round-table discussions with activists in one of the following panels:
- Political economy of peer production networks
- State intervention and regulatory issues in the Information Age
- Digital culture jamming
- Digitalized memory: new forms of archiving and journalism
- Civic uses of new media technologies
- New media and global civil society
- New media and democratic elections
- New media activism and the urban fabric
Members of activist groups of all kinds (from the smallest DIY community to transnational movements) and artists working with new media technologies were also invited to present their projects.
For further information, see the conference website at www.re-activism.net/.