Conference Overview

The technologies that connect us and provide unimaginable opportunities to effect positive change can also expose us to potential liabilities and tremendous risks. This year’s Data on Purpose will be a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, examining some of the larger forces for good and ill shaping public discourse and action (from click-tivism to cyber-hate, from movement-building to fake news), and presenting emerging technologies and tools that can make the work of social innovation more efficient and effective. Topics we plan to explore at this year’s gathering include:

  • Digital Dependency? How Nonprofits Fit in the World of Big Tech
  • Combatting Hate Speech Online
  • What Open 990s Mean for You
  • Into the Breach: Emerging Practices in Digital Security
  • Effectively Partnering with Governments (and Their Data)
  • Assessing Your Data Maturity
  • Blockchain and Digital Currency
  • Understanding Your Nonprofit Ecosystem Through Data Visualization
  • A.I.: Good or Evil (a Debate)

Additionally, over the course of the two days we will have a series of quick “Technology for Good” presentations, where organizations addressing various challenges (education, health, environment, etc.) will show how they are using the tools of the connected world to make a difference.


To learn more, and register for Data on Purpose 2018, please click here.

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