#SMWNYC

May 5-7, 2020




Devil in Discourse: Platforms and the Embarrassing State of Online Discussion

Hosted by Code and Theory

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Venue: Sheraton Times Square

  • Track: Society and Culture



How can we change the embarrassing state of online discussion? No one needs to be told that online discourse can be toxic. Whether you make comments on news sites or not, the discussion is usually profane, stress-inducing, and carried on with all the facts and logic of a playground fight. It’s time to go back to basics. Discourse is a necessary and positive step to expose people of new perspectives. Without it, we just reinforce what we already think.

In this session, hear from Dan Gardner, Founder and CEO of leading digital design agency, Code and Theory, who has pioneered the modern digital landscape with 70+ major media launches for publishers such as Bloomberg and Conde Nast.

Attend this session and learn:

  • The ins and outs of discourse
  • The necessary steps to promote healthy online communication
  • How to bring together and showcase different perspectives through discourse

Event Location



Social Media Week

Devil in Discourse: Platforms and the Embarrassing State of Online Discussion

May 7, 2020 - 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Hosted by Code and Theory




Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner

Founder & CEO, Code and Theory