How Do We Create a Thriving Culture through Technology?

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Peninsula Bible Church

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How Do We Create a Thriving Culture through Technology? A Conversation with Andy Crouch

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The Bay Area is a place where technological innovation and optimism abound. Yet in light of recent negative press--most notably about high-profile technology companies--we as Christians may wonder whether technology is actually a force for good. Some might even ask how we could use our influence to shape technology and culture in beneficial ways.

All Things New is thrilled to invite Andy Crouch, author and partner for theology and culture at Praxis. He will speak on culture-making and technology, addressing some of the biggest questions Christians have about their roles as technology creators.

All Things New will also hold a panel discussion with an exciting group of Christian technology leaders in the Bay Area, moderated by Scott Barclay.

The panelists include:

Ben Chelf: Founding Partner, Elementum Ventures

Andrew Laffoon: Co-Founder and CEO, Mixbook

Holly Liu: Co-Founder, Kabam

General admission is $12/person and includes lunch.

Lunch will be served at the event starting at 11:45am.

Questions? Please email the organizer at joy@allthingsnew.tech with subject line "Andy Crouch Event."


Speaker, panelist, and moderator bios:

Andy Crouch is partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship. He is also the author of two recent books: The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place and Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing. For more than ten years, Andy was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including serving as executive editor from 2012 to 2016. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology.

Ben Chelf is Founding Partner of Elementum Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund focused on the earliest of startups. Prior to Elementum, he was Co-Founder of Coverity, a software quality and security company that was purchased by Synopsys. Ben holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Andrew Laffoon is Co-Founder and CEO of Mixbook, an award-winning photo service. He has been recognized by Inc Magazine's "30 Under 30" list of entrepreneurs and Forbes Magazine's "America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35." Andrew received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Holly Liu is Co-Founder of Kabam, a venture backed mobile gaming company acquired by Netmarble and FoxNext. She has been named in Fortune and Forbes as a leading woman in gaming and entrepreneurship. Holly double-majored in Communications and East Asian Studies and received an MIMS from the University of California, Berkeley.

Scott Barclay is a Partner at Data Collective, an early-stage deep tech venture capital firm. Scott predominantly invests Deep Health- companies at the intersection of science and data attempting to positively impact human trajectory and health outcomes. Scott and his family attend PBC.

To learn more about our speaker and panelists:

Andy Crouch: http://andy-crouch.com/

Ben Chelf: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-chelf-726b7/

Andrew Laffoon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlaffoon/

Holly Liu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyhliu/

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