The Pluggable Transports Implementers’ Meeting is a bi-annual event that brings together hackers, technologists, academics, and community from a variety of companies and organizations to solve pressing issues related to Internet security, anti-censorship strategies, and the open internet.

You Can Look Forward To:

Get excited for the 2021 virtual PTIM! We’ll bring together the Pluggable Transport (PT) community to discuss the latest on censorship circumvention technology. You’ll hear from experts on measurement, talks on user experiences with circumvention tools, the latest developments to PTs such as Snowflake, policy impacts, and more! This event will feature panels, lightening talks, regional sessions, and hacking sessions to provide a unique and collaborative experience for everyone. Scroll for a sneak peek of this year’s schedule!

REGISTER HERE:

Registration is free! Use this link to register for PTIM 2021. Last day to register: October 17th. We look forward to your attendance!

ALL TIMES IN EST

October 19

9 AM - 10 AM (Optional) Coffee Hour This time is reserved to meet fellow participants and have a cup of coffee before the official start of the PTIM.
10 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Day 1 Official Welcome to the 2021 PTIM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM TunnelBear Bandwidth Support Program Details Coming Soon
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lightning Talks Coming Soon
1 PM - 2 PM Sub-Saharan Africa Internet Freedom Issues Hear from activists and developers from Sub Saharan Africa on the current state of Internet Freedom.
2 PM - 3 PM (Optional) Continuing The Conversation Time dedicated to discuss the day's sessions and interact with fellow participants.
2 PM - 4 PM (Optional) Hacking Session Topics/Projects Coming Soon

October 20

9 AM - 10 AM (Optional) Coffee Hour This time is reserved to meet fellow participants and have a cup of coffee before the official start of PTIM Day 2.
10 AM - 10:05AM Welcome Day 2 Opening of PTIM Day 2
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM User Feedback Panel//Sharing Best Practices for Uncovering Middleboxes Hear from users in different regions of the world on their experience using circumvention tools OR join a session discussing the methodologies and best practices to discover surveillance middleboxes. It will build on previous research by Vasilis Ververis and Valentin Weber, in which the two researchers discovered thousands of Huawei middleboxes across the world. Hear about how to use OONI datasets, the Shodan platform, and Censy.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Lightning Talks Coming Soon
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Building a Cross- Platform Circumvention Tool Nothing is "pluggable" if it's not cross-platform. In this talk we want to compel the community to think about what a platform to make cross-platform circumvention tools should look like. We will share the experience of making the Outline VPN client work on 6 different platforms and some of the challenges we faced.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Turbo Tunnel Q+A and Workshop This session will be about embedding an independent session protocol inside a circumvention protocol, a design pattern called Turbo Tunnel. We will talk about the benefits of a Turbo Tunnel design, look at how the design has been applied in practice, and discuss how to integrate the design into existing circumvention systems.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Optional) Continuing the Conversation Time dedicated to discuss the day's sessions and interact with fellow participants.
2:30 PM - 4 PM (Optional) Hacking Session Topics/Projects Coming Soon

October 21

9 AM - 10 AM (Optional) Coffee Hour This time is reserved to meet fellow participants and have a cup of coffee before the official start of PTIM Day 3.
10 AM - 10:05AM Welcome Day 2 Opening of PTIM Day 3
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM Policy and Circumvention Tools Coming Soon
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Internet Freedom in the MENA Region The main idea of ​​the session is to discuss the freedom of expression on the Internet and the challenges facing the Arab region in the cyberspace, especially those working in the field of civil society organizations. Security challenges, threats from militias, legal challenges such as legislation and what is our role as digital activists to respond.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Censorship on the Island Coming Soon
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lightning Talks Coming Soon
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Closing Session Wrap up the 3 day virtual 2021 PTIM!
2:45 PM - 4 PM (Optional) Post Event Reception Time dedicated to wrap up this event with fellow participants .
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