Distinguished Speaker Series with Lawrence Lessig



  • The Comedy of the Commons

    Join us between from 6:00-7:00pm for light snacks and a networking reception.

    Book signings by Lawrence Lessig and Dan Gillmor during the networking period preceding the talk. 

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
    Please register at the door.



    Lawrence Lessig , Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society 


    Introduction By

    Dan Gillmor, Business and Technology Columnist - San Jose Mercury News


    Co-hosted by the Computer History MuseumThe Institute for the FutureACM San Francisco Bay Area ChapterCSPA and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

    Lawrence Lessig (bio) has shaped how we think about intellectual property and cyberspace. He has been named as one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online."

    Lessig is the author of "The Future of Ideas", "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace", and most recently "Free Culture". In 2002, he argued before the Supreme Court in a challenge to the 1998 Sony Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. He founded the Creative Commons project, heads the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, and is and a boardmember of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


    Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!

    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium

    3333 Coyote Hill Road

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks

    7:00-9:00pm Program




    $15 SDForum and Co-Hosting Organizations

    $25 Non-members

    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-Registration Closes at 2:00pm, the day of the event.

    Members of discounted and co-hosting organizations without a coupon code for this event should call 408-494-8306 to register.

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.