Thank you to everyone who joined us for the CA Tech Fest in Richmond, California on September 25-26. The CA Tech Fest was a two-day gathering of over 100 folks from California and abroad who are passionate about leveraging technology and creative media for social justice.
The event was a safe and collaborative space to engage in critical dialogue and build genuine connections. Through collaborative sessions and workshops, we strived to build capacity to advance social change efforts across the state.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th St
Richmond, CA 94801
Healthy Richmond graciously spent their time finding and coordinating this space to host the CA Tech Fest.
What is CA Tech Fest like?
- Watch this brief video, made during a video editing workshop at Tech Fest LA.
- See what these veterans have to say.
- Check out a first-timer's personal reflection.
- Read a Spanish-language reflection, written by an attendee from Costa Rica.
- See notes from previous convenings.
What was on the agenda?
To make sure the topics reflected the needs, passions, and talents of the people in the room, the agenda topics were emergent, based on input from participants before and during the event. We emphasized collaboration, participation, and the sharing of experiences and ideas.
We anticipated session topics ranging from social media strategy, database management, anti-surveillance, video and graphics, and even self-care for organizers.
This event would not have been possible without the California Consumer Protection Foundation, who generously supported the foundation of the California Nonprofit Tech Festivals and Aspiration's nonprofit technology capacity building efforts in the Central Valley. We've also been humbled by all of our past festival partners throughout California.