More than 200 nonprofit executives, tech enthusiasts, and innovators swarmed Arena Stage for Do Something Better - A Nonprofit Technology Summit on March 25th. Hosted by Connect.DC, national nonprofit EveryoneOn and the Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS), this summit served as a platform for nonprofits to incorporate tech into daily operations and outreach as well as join the effort to combat the digital divide in the District. Attendees were treated to engaging panels, workshops, and sessions featuring Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, Laura Breeden and Gustavo Velasquez, as well as representatives from Microsoft, Discovery Education, Peer Insight, the National League of Cities (NLC) and more. Attendees also browsed over 20 exhibitor tables which highlighted products, programs, and initiatives to help nonprofits expand technology resources.
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Welcome Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins
DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Special Remarks Laura Breeden
Program Director, Public Computing/Broadband Adoption, NTIA, US Commerce Dept.
Keynote Speech Gustavo Velasquez
Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
Breakout Session I
Remarks Lafayette Barnes
Director, DC Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS)
Remarks & Joint Announcement Rob Mancini
CTO, DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
Panel: Digital Citizenship – What It Means To Be Fully Engaged John B. Horrigan, Ph.D., Independent Technology Policy Consultant Jeff Prudhomme, Ph.D., Interactivity Foundation Brent Wilkes, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Moderator Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D.
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC)