Aspiration is delighted to announce the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival.
Made possible through generous support from the California Consumer Protection Foundation, the event is being co-organized with The Center for Multicultural Cooperation (CMC) and The Bay Area Leadership Network of Color (BALNC).
This two-day event will be held in Fresno, California on 27 and 28 September, 2012.
A special room rate of $78/night has been negotiated for those participating in the Festival and looking for accommodations. Please call 559-348-5520 and ask for a room as part of the Aspiration block to receive this rate.
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The festival will bring together nonprofit staff and social justice activists who have interest and passion around technology for social change. Participants will represent both those providing tech support to their own or other organizations, as well as those looking for guidance on how to apply technology in their work.
The overall goal is to build capacity and community around technology for social justice causes across California.
And while the Festival is indeed a "tech" event, the proceedings will invite ongoing dialog about how principles and practices of social justice should inform tech utilization, as well as how to employ tech in ways that are consistent with the values and spirit of those working for a more just, equitable, inclusive California.
Another central objective of the event is to honor the emergent technology leadership expressing itself across the state, especially among youth and in underserved communities. The event will be designed to maximize collaborative, learning and networking opportunities for those who are demonstrating leadership in helping others leverage tech for social change.
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Agenda and Sessions
The event will be co-developed with participants, facilitators and partners in the time leading up and during the Festival.
The agenda will be designed and facilitated using Aspiration's unique participatory model, in an environment where powerpoint slides are discouraged and dialog and collaboration drive the learning.
Check out the full list of Sessions likely to be on the agenda...