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FAILfaire DC and U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Monday, July 26, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

FAILfaire DC

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NOTE: We are completely full at this point and it is unlikely that we will have space available. The ONLY exception is for waitlisted individuals with the World Bank.  As our host and event partner, we will release tickets to World Bank staff immediately.


FAILfaire: Where its ok to talk about (and learn from) what didn't work. 

The stories of failures and lessons in ICT4D and M4D. Unveiling the flops to get better.

Projects succeed, projects fail. The successes are reported on, the failures are filed away. Or, in the case of most ICT 4 Development or Mobile 4 Development projects, pushed under the proverbial rug.

Well, its time to bring out the failures, with a sense of humor, and with an honest look at ourselves at FAILfaire DC.

FAILfaire features case studies of projects using mobiles and ICTs in international development that have, to put it simply, been a #FAIL. Busted, kaputt.

Tongue firmly in cheek, we take a close look at what didn't work and why the projects failed amidst the ICT4D hype we all are subjected to (and sometimes contributors to). 

We believe that only if we understand what DOESN'T WORK in this field and stop pushing our failures under the rug, can we collectively learn and get better, more effective, and have greater impact as we go forward.

FAILfaire comes to Washington, DC on July 26th, 2010 from 6:00-8:30pm. 


6:00 Welcome and drinks

6:30 #FAIL-Slam: Short Talks showcasing failure

in ICT and mobiles in development

7:30 Open Discussion

8:00 Mingling, learning, networking, more drinks

Organized by: - a global network of people using mobile technology for social impact

Hosted by: The World Bank Institute

More info at: and on twitter at

RSVP is required.



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World Bank
1850 I Street, NW
Washington, DC

Monday, July 26, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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