2016 Schedule

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

Shifting the Power for Lasting Change

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1-2
110 E 2nd St

Tech is transforming incentives for organizations and governments and changing the structure of power through greater transparency and accountability. As organizations and elected officials continue to realize that online consumer and political movements are directly impacting their intiatives and their votes, we will see more widespread and deeper participation between citizens and the institutions that impact their lives.

In this session, we will have an open discussion about how tech companies can help to democractize democracy and explore case studies of digital strategies that have moved the rock and shifted power.

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Katie Nelson

New Dir

The Huffington Post

Katie Nelson is news director of The Huffington Post, where she helps lead coverage and strategy — with a special emphasis on social impact and audience empowerment. Launched in 2005, The Huffingto...

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Mike Jones

Deputy Managing Dir of North America


Michael Jones is the Deputy Managing Director for North America at Change.org, where he oversees a team of people who work closely with petition starters -- providing them coaching on how to tell t...

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