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Thursday, November 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The New Economy: Technology for Social Impact.

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When digital technology collides with a movement of socially-minded citizens and entrepreneurs, good things happen. As digital technology has become more ubiquitous, it has empowered citizens the world over to improve their lives and communities, and to solve problems in new and effective ways. It has enabled governments to provide greater value to their citizens, and has provided voices to those who have for too long been unheard. This session will take a deeper look at some of the ways technology is being used to make a tangible social impact. 

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Charles Firestone

Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, Aspen Institute

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Lucky Gunasekara

CEO, Vulcan Labs
Q: What are you passionate about? | | A: Applying networks, crowds and markets for social impact | | | | My Bio: | | As a child, Lucky believed that geeks would one day save the world. He also believed that the world of Tron was real (he was 5). While the latter turned out sadly not to be true, nudging the former incrementally closer to the truth has become the focus of his life's work. As the co-founder of San... Read More →
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Noah Kunin

Technology Portfolio Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Ann Millspaugh

Columbia Heights Community Wireless Network, Organizer
Ann works as the Online Community Manager at the EdLab Group, a nonprofit that serves as a hub for a variety of projects and programs related to STEM education and digital inclusion. When she's not at her day job, she's the co-organizer of the Columbia Heights Community Wireless Network, a project that's part of a larger citywide initiative to provide internet access to the District. | | Keywords: community controlled communications... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209
  • Room Black Box Theater

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