ConvergeUS

Sponsor:
ConvergeUS
Topics:
Stakeholder Summit
Location:
Sausalito, CA
Date:
October 2012
Participants:
Approximately 100

ConvergeUS, the non-profit arm of TechNet (http://www.technet.org), a bipartisan, political network of technology sector CEO’s and senior executives, was founded in 2011 to mobilize corporations, academic institutions, and other nonprofits to leverage technology to create positive change on critical issues facing American society.  Co-chaired by TechNet’s CEO, Rey Ramsey, and Twitter’s Co-Founder, Biz Stone, Converge US undertakes year-long initiatives to produce game-changing results on critical social issues that have the potential for enhanced outcomes through the use of technology.

AmericaSpeaks designed and facilitated the 2nd annual gathering of members to address high tech solutions to social issues on October 3-4, 2012. The gathering featured three new social innovation projects from the following organizations:

  • The National Military Family Association (to develop an online user feedback system to improve the lives of member families);
  • Living Cities (to implement pilot programs in up to four cities that utilizes municipal analytics and data tracking that focus on problem prevention in communities and neighborhoods); and
  • The Military Child Education Coalition (to develop a digital portfolio tool that allows children of military parents to track their academic progress and ease education transitions for those families who must move frequently)

To read about AmericaSpeaks prior work with ConvergeUS, please click here.