Schedule: Engagement sessions

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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Judith Rodin (Rockefeller Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
We live in a world of increasing urbanization, which signals both human ambition and the beginning of new and complex challenges – overcrowding, persistent unemployment, and greater exposure to natural disasters. In this session, Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss how public, private and philanthropic sectors can become a collective engine for social impact. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Elizabeth Coleman (Bennington College)
We all know that our educational attainment is the foundation of future economic success. Yet we continue to teach using 19th century methods. Elizabeth Coleman, President of Bennington College, has been leading a revolutionary revamp of her college’s curriculum, building it around finding solutions to real-world problems. She’ll share her vision of how to revitalize higher education in America. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
David Hale (National Institutes of Health)
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Beth Noveck (Executive Office of the President/OSTP), Andrew McLaughlin (Executive Office of the President)
Average rating: ****.
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Many well meaning outsiders have prescriptions for how to change government, but real change starts with understanding how things actually happen in Washington. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government Beth Noveck will give us an eye-opening list of ten ways that outsiders can have an impact. And Deputy U.S. CTO, Andrew McLaughlin will discuss Carl.gov: One Year On. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Thomas Kalil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Lesa Mitchell (Kauffman Foundation)
In this rapid-fire session, we ask leaders from government, foundations, and private sector for ten policy changes that would increase the rate of American innovation. Tom Kalil, Policy Director for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Lesa Mitchell of the Kaufman Foundation, and Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, will give us their top recommendations. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Thomson Nguy (Amazon Web Services)
Hear how cloud computing is enabling new business models, and allowing innovative approaches to projects not possible before. We'll discuss how commercial companies and government agencies are using the cloud today, and what it means for government looking to move more nimbly. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Luke Beckman (InSTEDD)
The 2010 Haiti earthquake exacerbated an already unprecedented humanitarian emergency, yet the international community, both professional and volunteer, responded in an unprecedented manner. People were pulled out from collapsed buildings alive because of a complex response process and communication chain that started with a single text message. Read more.
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Location: Independence Ballroom A
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)
Average rating: *****
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We may feel the weight of how hard change is in government, and sometimes lose faith that it's possible, but the next generation believes it can happen and is expecting us to do something about it. They're also expecting us to let them do something about it. Let's either rise to the challenge they are offering, or get out of the way and let them do it. Read more.
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For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Rob Koziura at (415) 947-6111 or email rkoziura@techweb.com

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