Or July. All right. Take care.
I have a lot of ideas. I feel very excited about the potential and what we can do. I hope the place is available. We’ll reach out to them. We hope to get you a date as soon as possible. We want to get it by May, to have a ...
[laughs] Very cool.
I think so.
I’m just thinking, "What can we do with this? There’s so much to ask. There’s so much to do." Jenny, anything else from you?
I can play with these links all day.
That’s kind of an interesting phenomenon.
In a way, because you don’t have these, I guess, trolls, there’s no way to sew divisiveness in the conversation.
I was reading your article about how tech is vital for the future of democracy. I was wondering what kind of results you’d seen from your efforts as minister in that space.
Definitely. Anything else from the rest of us? I don’t want to take up more of Minister Tang’s time.
Something interesting that was mentioned to me from one of our colleagues was that there’s a lot of misinformation in some media circles. Is this something that you have witnessed? Do you have any opinion on that? Should we comment on that?
That’s great. Thank you so much. Prachi, do you have any thoughts? Did we lose Prachi?
It’s really holistic, and we’re thinking with Prachi, as well, who’s on this call, we’re thinking of different ways we can build more of a grassroots initiative around it. We’re not just a conference. We want to be a little bit more than a conference.
It’s called the Interactive Expo, we’re interested in the technology scene to maybe show how we can merge technology and human rights, and how we could use technology to solve a lot of our human rights issues. Those kind of partners are very incredible creative dissidents, and creative activists are ...
It’s not just that we come in, we do an event, and we go. We want to set a mark, or at least set a process, or begin a connection. Hopefully that will allow for problem solving, for strategizing, for thinking out of the box on how to solve some ...
With us, we already have an amazing community of activists and speakers. When we think about how we build those partnerships, it’s how to also further our activists work globally. When we’re talking partnerships, it’s people on the ground who are interested defending against tyranny, those who are interested in ...
Sorry, go ahead, Jenny.
We have to look out for that one, I guess, guys.
Incredible. I didn’t even hear about it, so now I have to look this up. This is wonderful.
That’s incredible. May I ask what you’re doing in Ethiopia, and it’s OK if it’s personal.
As far as, coming back to the city, I think it’s also important to feature not only the tech community, but also women. It’s very important that we balance our stage and balance our perspective. For us, having someone like you participate on our stage as far as a speaker, ...
No, I agree. Thank for the suggestion. We’ll definitely look into it. Let’s see if we get lucky, and they have some availability for us.
Jenny, how many did we have last year? Around 400, was it?
I think Jenny and I were discussing this. We’re open to other cities. The problem is, whatever city we’re in, we want to make sure that we’re engaging the audience. We don’t want to go so far away, where maybe media is not interested in being a part of it, ...
I want it to be more accessible, especially for youth. I don’t want it to just be high society. I want it to be all society. Sometimes the hotel is a barrier to entry.
Yeah, I’m looking for something that allows for more engagement with those on stage and those offstage. Sometimes there’s a formality with hotels. Again, I’m not familiar with all the hotels in the city. If there is something that you feel as a venue was really functional, allowed for better ...
Since we are branching away from just the hotel culture, we have had a little bit of trouble. We’re thinking, it looks like it’s going to be between September and November. We were hoping to actually do something closer to October, say, a little bit away from the election time. ...
This year, it’s important for us to unite everybody around the common good. The idea was to find a venue that supports that process.
Yes, November, but I actually did not attend. Jenny and I have been going back and forth with different venues. This is my first time doing an event in Taipei. Last year the forum was a little bit stuffy, is what we were told. It was a bit formal. It ...
Good to know.