Around the world, a new generation of digitally connected social innovators is using powerful new tools to create social change. From mobile phones and social media, to geographical information systems and visualization technologies – these breakthroughs reveal new ways to address social challenges and empower communities.
At this special PopTech Salon (hashtag: #socmap), we’ll bring together leading innovators in these fields to explore cutting edge technologies and their role in enabling social change from the ground up.
Presenters include: Gary Slutkin, Executive Director of CeaseFire (www.ceasefirechicago.org), Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi (www.ushahidi.com), Katrin Verclas, Co-Founder of MobileActive (www.mobileactive.org) and others. Hosted by Andrew Zolli, Curator of PopTech (poptech.org).
Please note: This event will be held in the ballroom on the third floor which is only accessible by stairs. The first floor of the Madlener House is accessible via an outdoor lift. Please call 312.787.4071 to make arrangements.
PopTech is an open innovation laboratory and network of thought leaders who are dedicated to accelerating the positive impact of world-changing people, projects and ideas. The organization is known for its cutting-edge annual ideas conferences; its highly collaborative social innovation programs, which incubate new approaches to some of the world’s most significant challenges; and its media production capabilities, which help share the stories of breakthroughs and the people behind them. Please visit www.poptech.org for more.
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