Gutenberg to Google: How Tech Can Transform Faith

Mar 15, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Gutenberg to Google: How Tech Can Transform Faith


Jon Meacham

Random House

Sally Quinn

The Washington Post

Shawn Bose

People around the globe are increasingly going to their phones and laptops, not churches or synagogues, to search for meaning. How can technologists reach out to these communities? In this session Shawn Bose and Sally Quinn join moderator Jon Meacham to explain why it’s essential to address the online needs of people of faith, including those of some faith or none at all. Answering President Obama's call at last year’s SXSW for technologists to tackle global social issues, they’ll explore how tech can help people on their spiritual journeys. They’ll also discuss how technology can promote religious literacy and tolerance, creating a more informed civic society that will benefit us all.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Journalism
Level: Beginner
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