It is just wild and wonderful to turn on C-Span to see a panel With Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Bono, along with South African President at the Davos Economic conference. The moderator takes a question from the 300+ seat audience: "yes, George Soros you had a question?" And you can read about the Switzerland conference at RConversation, where Rebecca McKinnon talks about a Davos blogger's dinner, which is also covered at the Davos Forum blog.
Meanwhile in the other hemisphere, Lawrence Lessig gets to witness the front lines of the World Social Forum in Brazil. Lessig will be on a panel today but Thursday night he previewed the Youth Camp an evening session focused on fostering development of free software and culture: