2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Tech and Social Good: A New Model for Collaboration

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon J
500 E 4th St

The relationship between tech companies and social good orgs can feel a little sleazy sometimes. Corporate engagement with social problems has often meant just throwing money at them, and many social good orgs have become overly dependent on corporate dollars to do their work. This panel presents a better way—an innovative partnership model, leveraging the best tech companies have to offer to make deep, lasting change for communities in need. Featured in WIRED, Connect 4 Life is a unique collaboration of industry, advocacy, and social service orgs improving the lives of homeless LGBT youth with mobile tech. Let the leaders who designed this groundbreaking program show you how it's done.

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Christopher Wood

Exec Dir

LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute

Eduard Bartholme at SXSW

Eduard Bartholme

Exec Dir

Call For Action

Eduard W. Bartholme, III is the Executive Director of Call For Action, Inc., an international, non-profit network of hotlines serving consumers and small businesses.

A graduate of the University...

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Kat Atwater at SXSW

Kat Atwater

Chief of Staff


Kat Atwater is a native Coloradan with a serious passion for making change. An activist since childhood, she began her career as a reporter before hitting the road to campaign for Hillary in 2007. ...

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