2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

A Virtual Conversation with Julian Assange

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With recent disclosures about online surveillance, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, continues his dedication to the pursuit of individual privacy and transparency.

Labeled everything from martyr, anarchist, whistle-blower, hero or tyrant, Assange has ignited international headlines over the past six years, arguably becoming one of the most polarizing and provocative figures of our time.

During this one-on-one conversation with The Barbarian Group's Benjamin Palmer, Assange will discuss the importance of online privacy, the ethical and political implications of releasing classified information into the public realm, and the concept of the “Internet Nation”.

The interview will also address subjects including the relationship between government surveillance and national security, the implications of online democracy, and the future of the Internet.



Benjamin Palmer

Co-Founder & Chairman

The Barbarian Group

Benjamin Palmer is a co-founder of The Barbarian Group, and has served as its CEO since the company’s founding in 2001. Palmer is one of the most respected voices in the world of interactive and digital advertising. He’s been named one of Creativity’s 50 top creatives and one of Esquire’s ‘Best & Brightest’. Palmer is President of the Art Director’s Club, 2012 Jury Chairman of the One Show Interactive awards and co-founder of popular artisan Mayonnaise label, “Empire Mayo”.


Julian Assange



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