CA Tech Fest Watsonville Agenda

The following is the working agenda for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival on April 28 and 29 in Watsonville, California.

  • The agenda is designed with a combination of planned sessions and participant-driven discussions, and is very likely to evolve through the course of the event.

  • There are no presentations or panels. The event will instead be focused instead on being fully interactive through collaborative sessions and focused dialogues.

  • The goal is to enable peer learning, address participant needs and questions, and surface both the tacit and active knowledge of this group of practitioners. Bring your stories, your ideas, your questions, and your knowledge to share!

We'd love to hear what you are thinking. If there is a session or discussion you would like to facilitate, feel free to be in touch with us.

The CA Nonprofit Tech Fest | April 28 - 29, 2016

The CA Tech Fest is an immersive experience to expand and strengthen the network of leaders in rural and urban areas through out California who are passionate about social justice and technology.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Afternoon: Travel Day

Out-of-town participants start to arrive

Thursday, April 28, 2016

8:30 AM – Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Circle

The event will start with introductions and welcomes, an overview of the agenda and guidelines, and announcements.

9:30 AM – Interactive Plenary

Participants will engage in an interactive and collaborative discussion.

10:30 AM – Break

10:45 AM – Agenda Framing Discussions and Agenda Mosh-Pit

Working in small and large group formats, participants will discuss "big picture" issues relating to technology and social justice in California. From there, they will brainstorm specific topics to be revisited in subsequent working sessions as well as in post-event efforts. The goal of the session will be to generate a visualization of the state of the field, and enable participants to weigh on which topics are most promising for focus and further discussion during the remainder of the event.

12:00 PM – Lunch

Participants will be encouraged to sit with friends they have not yet met!

1:00 PM – Interactive Project Showcase Session: Farmers Market

Participants will present and share work they are doing in their various regions and fields.

2:00 PM – Break

2:15 PM – Collaborative Breakout Sessions

Participants will choose from 5-7 session topics, and will be welcome to suggest or request additional sessions.

4:00 PM – Closing Circle

4:30 PM – Group Picture

5:00 PM – Adjourn Day 1

Participants are welcome to stay after and ask additional questions.

5:30 PM – Post-Event Hang Out

Hang out location to be determined.

Friday, April 29, 2016

8:30 AM – Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 AM – Opening Circle

9:30 AM – Peer Skill-Sharing Sessions

Participants will have an opportunity to share or learn tactical technology and campaigning skills in small group format.

10:30 AM – Break

10:45 AM – Collaborative Breakout Sessions

Participants will choose from 5-7 working groups, and will be welcome to suggest or request additional sessions.

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Collaborative Breakout Sessions

Participants will choose from 5-7 session topics, and will be welcome to suggest or request additional sessions.

2:30 PM – Break

2:45 PM – Where From Here

The group will pause to take stock of the progress made to this point and to inventory action items, next steps, and other bridges to post-event collaborations.

3:15 PM – Closing Circle and Appreciations

4:00 PM – Adjourn