Business, Design & Tech Transforming The World Presented by SMPLCT Lab & The Centre for Social Innovation at Social Media Week NYC 2013
More than ever these days’ we are learning that charity is not the solution when it comes to addressing the world’s needs but cross culture collaboration between sectors and creating products and/or services that have an impact, on people, planet and make a profit is. But what does it take to not only bring positive impact but also achieve scale? What should be the role of business, design, and technology in making a better world? Are some problems beyond its reach, like poverty?
On Tuesday, February 19th 2013 SMPLCT Lab in partnership with Centre for Social Innovation during Social Media Week NY, will bring together students, programmers, developers, entrepreneurs, creative, investors and techies to discuss how business, design, and technology is transforming the world. Together with some of NYC’s hardest working women intra/entrepreneurs we’ll learn simple solutions to the great problems of our generation: Poverty, Education, Finance, Health, Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Data. Follow along using hashtag #smplctlablaunch #smwsmplctlab
Tickets are limited. We only have space for 150 of the most creative programmers, developers, and entrepreneurs. We welcome enthusiasts from all levels of expertise, from corporate juggernauts to prominent young students.
Date Tuesday, February 19th 2013
Time 6pm - 9:30pm
Venue The Centre for Social Innovation Pop-Up Space NY 601 West 26th Street, Suite 360, NY, 10001
Emcee Jessica Minhas, Social Justice Activist, Speaker and TV Host.
Keynote/Moderator Tonya Surman, Founding CEO of The Centre for Social Innovation
Tonya Surman, Founding CEO of The Centre for Social Innovation
Marita Cheng, Founder of 2Mar Robotics, Founder and Board Member of Robogals Global
Vanessa Hurst, Founder of Code Montage, Developers for Good and Girl Develop It
Rachel Cook, Founder of Seeds, and Director/Producer of The Microlending Film Project.
Jill Van De Brule, Co-Founder and Director of Communication / Social Impact of MPowerd
Kari Litzmann, Founder and CEO of Rubina, Founder of GIVE GOOD Market
Iana Aranda, Senior Program Manager of the Engineering for Global Development sector at ASME and Program Architect for Engineering for Change
Kamael Sugrim, Co-Founder of mPowering and Board Member at EcoEnergyFinance.
Alison Dalton Smith, Director of Communications at Uncharted Play, and Soccket
Kate Krontiris, Principal at Reboot and co-author of Tunisia: From Revolutions to Institutions.
6:00 - 6:30 - Arrival, Drinks, Networking Begins
6:30 - 7:30 -SMPLCT Lab Presents: Keynote 'Cross Culture Collaboration + Entrepreneurship for Social Change'
7:30 - 8:30 - SMPLCT Lab Presents: Show + Tell with RoboGals, CodeMontage, Seeds, MPowerd emceed by Jessica Minhas.
8:30 - 9:30 - SMPLCT Lab Presents: Conversations on Business, Design and Tech Transforming The World with Rubina, mPowering, Engineers4Change, Soccket/Uncharted Play and Reboot moderated by Tonya Surman.
9:30 - Closing - Drinks, Networking Continues
About SMPLCT Lab
SMPLCT Lab a research and development lab with a mission to create cross-cultural collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, scholars, researchers, policy-makers, and citizens worldwide; design simple technology; and better educate everyone including those living in urban and rural areas.
About Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social Innovation provides its members with the spaces, relationships and knowledge they need to translate ideas to impact. We're part coworking space, part community left and part incubator for people and organizations that are changing the world. We know that society is facing complex economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. We also know that new innovations are the key to turning these challenges into opportunities to improve our lives, our communities and our planet. We're inviting New York City's social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, creatives and innovators to help us build CSI Starrett-Lehigh into a nexus of innovation and transformation. Together, we'll catalyze new ideas for a better world.
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