Events and Conferences: Local Constituencies Work to Solve Globally Relevant Problems

In an age of virtual communications and social media friendships, facetoface meetings are more valuable than ever before. They create the personal bonds that online networks build upon and extend.

To foster social impact, different communities — that do not automatically intersect in the normal course of events — must be engaged. These communities include civil society organizations, community members, tech companies, technology activists, philanthropists, and government. Face‐to‐face conferences and meetups build trust and help participants to understand and collaborate with each other.

The TechSoup partner network has developed an expertise; it brings together a diverse cross-section of the community to foster discourse about tech and innovation with current and potential stakeholders. These in-person events spur meaningful discussion toward common goals and enable people to explore opportunities to drive partnerships, increase socioeconomic development, and advance new technologies.

Our events have a variety of formats. Besides conferences and summits, we hosted one of the very first innovation challenges in 2007, which helped launch Ushahidi. These events have evolved into volunteer‐powered, community‐based meetups that now happen regularly in more than 50 cities around the world.

Coding for Indonesia activists and organisations

#WeSpeakCode in Jakarta, March 2015, a week-long series of workshops hosted by Microsoft, the YCAB Foundation and TechSoup Asia, specifically dedicated to introducing coding to students, women and nonprofits

Connecting Up Conference 2016

Connecting Up Conference 2016

This conference will be on 18-20 May at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne, and is hosted by TechSoup’s partner, Connecting Up.

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NetTuesday in Taiwan

These are monthly meetups of tech-minded non-profits to share new innovative technology best practices.

Digital Strategies for Development Summit 2014

Digital Strategies for Development Summit

Hosted by TechSoup partner ASSIST in Manila in Oct. 2014, the Digital Summit for Development Strategies brought together 400 Delegates and 55 speakers and thought-leaders to connect and share innovative, tech-related solutions

NGO Connection Day in Taiwan

NGO Connection Day in Taiwan

Frontier Foundation has hosted NGO Connection Day in Taiwan since 2008. Every year, we tour in different cities around Taiwan to explore new ICT innovation and trends with NGOs. Over 4,000 NGO workers attended 46 campaigns. NGO Connection Day has been an annual highlight for NGO ICT sector in Taiwan. If you need more information, … Continue reading NGO Connection Day in Taiwan

Hong Kong: HKCSS – DBS Social Innovators 2016 Final Pitch

Hong Kong: HKCSS – DBS Social Innovators 2016 Final Pitch

Earlier this year, DBS Foundation kicked off the inaugural DBS Social Innovators 2016. The HK$2 million program provides funding and incubation support to social innovators to solve various problems through social entrepreneurship. Over the past three years, DBS Foundation has promoted the development of social enterprises in Hong Kong amounting to HK$6 million. The Foundation … Continue reading Hong Kong: HKCSS – DBS Social Innovators 2016 Final Pitch

Hong Kong: SocTech

Hong Kong: SocTech

SocTech is the abbreviation of Social Tech(nology), a new initiative of the Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC). SocTech promotes inter-sectoral collaboration between the social and technology sectors, emphasizing the power of technology as a society shaper. In the mid to long-term, SocTech targets to foster a vibrant and dynamic culture in the Hong Kong community, … Continue reading Hong Kong: SocTech

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Taiwan: 2016 NGO Connection Day

Every year, we tour in different cities around Taiwan to explore new ICT innovation and trends with NGOs. In 2016, we hosted six events around Taiwan with topics covered “Office 365: Sharings and Experiences of NPO”, “Powerful Tool for Social Workers: Visio with Powerful Pedigree Stencil” and strategy of social media contents. 499 attendees, representing … Continue reading Taiwan: 2016 NGO Connection Day

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Technology for Good Day 2017

The “Technology for Good Day” event, formerly known as “NGO Day”, has established itself as a key platform for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sectors to exchange experience, develop partnership and explore new ICT and strategies in meeting social needs of all kinds. It also signifies the 13th year collaboration between Microsoft Hong Kong … Continue reading Technology for Good Day 2017

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NGO Connection Day 2017 in Taiwan

Every year, we tour different cities around Taiwan to explore new ICT innovation and trends with the nonprofit communities. In 2017, we hosted three events, including CEO Day, in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Topics covered included “NGO Case Studies: Appliances of Azure and Office 365”, “NGO Website Design in Mobile Age” and group discussions among CEOs. … Continue reading NGO Connection Day 2017 in Taiwan