The conference is being held for government, but we have reserved some spots for educational institutions and non-profits, as well as a few for private companies. Attendance is by invitation only, and will require a request for invitation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grassroots Engagement for Countering Violent Extremism
The State Department's Farah Pandith challenges #CVE20 to build enabling platforms that create open networks that allow future generations of local "idea entrepreneurs" to solve violent extremist challenges and create positive change
Obstacles and Opportunities of New Media for Social and Political Change
U.S. State Department's Gina Abercrombie discusses the obstacles and opportunities to social media initiatives, particularly for CT & CVE efforts.
Technical Considerations to Enable Crowdsourced Crisis Reporting Ushahidi Director, Jon Gosier, provides an overview of the Swift River technology enables Ushahidi's crowdsourced crisis reporting to function. >
The Case for Supporting Local Innovation
Josh Goldstein shows #CVE20 participants how the State Department's Apps4Africa campaign challenged local technologists in central and eastern Africa to build tools that addressed challenges in their very own communities.
Using GroupMe to Enable SMS-Based Communities
GroupMe Co-Founder Jared Hecht explains how SMS--the lowest common denominator in mobile technology--can be used to enable small groups of people to communicate with each other in real time.
The World Changing Power of the Reasonable
Start-up guy, philanthropist, publisher, bottler, angel investor, y-combinator ambassador, etc. (hence the plethora of nametags), Alexis Ohanian, emphasizes the value of slAcktivists in making the world a better place with 67 slides in under 12 minutes. (That's 10.66 seconds per slide--10.6567 to be exact--in case you wondering).