Landmark Conference To Guide Anonymous Communications On The Internet

November 14, 1997

Washington, DC -- November 14, 1997 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will bring together experts in law, technology, and science to examine the technical, legal, ethical and social, and commercial dimensions of anonymous Internet communications. Among the questions being considered are:The participants will analyze anonymous online and offline communications in journalism, whistleblowing, human rights, and more, and develop recommendations for guidelines in the use of anonymity. Featured speakers include Gary Marx, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Michael Froomkin, University of Miami Law School; Peter Wayner, Byte Magazine; and Donna Hoffman, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.

EVENT: AAAS Conference on Anonymous and Pseudonymous Communications on the Internet

WHEN: November 21-23, 1997

WHERE: University of California, Irvine

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The Anonymous Communication on the Internet project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is sponsored by the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility and the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint committee of AAAS and the American Bar Association.


Reporters attending the conference are required to RSVP to Dave Amber, 202-326-6434, or send an email to Space is limited. The conference agenda is attached. More information can also be found online at

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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