Digital Humanitarian Network Summit
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The purpose of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) is to leverage digital networks in support of 21st century humanitarian response. More specifically, the aim of this network-of-networks is to form a consortium of Volunteer & Technical Communities (V&TCs) and to provide an interface between formal, professional humanitarian organizations and informal yet skilled-and-agile volunteer & technical networks.
Last Time - Nairobi, Nov 2013
We conversed about topics ranging from why we only focus on big disasters, to how to meet needs in the field, to education and publicity. We also began mapping the network for more efficient collaboration, started global physical meetups, and kicked off the website redesign. We can't wait for this year's event so we can continue to build on these great structural legs.
This Time - New York City, Nov 2014
As we have a solid structure and a growing community, our goal this event is to flesh out those beginnings and run forward with them. We're excited tohost our event post-ICCM again this year, and honored that ThoughtWorks will be hosting us. While this is an event focused on and FOR the Digital Humanitarian Network, that does not preclude non-Network members from attending. In our continuing committment to openness, transparency, and inclusion, we welcome all parties interested in what the Network is and seeks to accomplish through our combined efforts.
Our Hosts, ThoughtWorks
Thoughtworks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.