On November 6, 2023, at at 1:15pm (Costa Rica time), Landecker Fellow Ayden Férdeline will moderate a panel at the 3rd annual Interledger Summit. The session will take place at the Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen in San José, Costa Rica in the “Alcazar” room.
The panel will challenge the conventional manner of assessing the success or failure of technical standards. Rather than solely considering whether a standard was widely adopted, the discussion will redirect attention towards evaluating if the participants in the process met their objectives through their involvement in the standardization process.
Drawing from a range of real-world examples and grounded in experiential knowledge from those who have participated in multi-stakeholder dialogues and negotiations, the panel will illustrate the diverse expectations which are embedded within standardization processes.
In doing so, it proposes the idea that what might at first glance appear as a market failure could potentially be viewed as a success, particularly for some traditionally-excluded communities. Technical standards might not always be widely adopted, but when they’re thoughtfully developed, they can truly serve the needs of some communities.
The panel will include:
- Chris Buckridge, board director, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and member of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group;
- Jeremiah Lee, Interledger Ambassador;
- Stephanie Perrin, PhD, President, Digital Discretion and civil liberties advisory board member at Palantir Technologies;
Ayden is one of thirty 2022-2023 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.