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Save the date! Tech@State: Civil Society 2.0 November 4th and 5th, 2010



Please join the U.S. Department of State for the third discussion in the Tech@State series.


State Department and World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.


African fishermen needing cash for their catch
An earthquake in Haiti
Disrupted elections in Iran
Diaspora communities connecting with their families



From responses to natural disasters and civic unrest to supporting our communities and growing our businesses, technology is dramatically changing how we interact across the world, and it is changing how the U.S. Government addresses its diplomatic and development goals.


Join the State Department November 4-5 as it convenes a group of experts to discuss technology's role in advancing the social good as part of Secretary Clinton's 2.0 initiative of increasing the effectiveness of civil society organizations by connecting them to the benefits of 21st century technologies. The two-day event continues Tech@State's convening of technologists, established leaders, new innovators, government personnel, and others to work together on technology solutions to improve the education, health, and welfare of the world's population. This occasion is perfect for those supporting civil society, for those working on the ground in development and diplomacy, and for those in the technology community looking for an opportunity to further these efforts.


Presenters will include:

  • Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross
  • Beth Kanter, author of The Networked Nonprofit and CEO of Zoetica
  • Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and advocate for free-software and open-source movements
  • Nigel Snoad of the ICT for Peace Foundation and Microsoft
  • Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Event details will be coming soon.


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