San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Digital Evolution: Social Revolution is Tinder Foundation’s annual conference for 2016 and will take place on Thursday 24 November at London’s BT Centre, just a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s.
This is the fifth year we’ve held our conference and we’ll be bringing together a range of community organisations, policy makers and corporate organisations working on digital inclusion activities, to talk about the huge impact that technology can have on tackling key social challenges in today’s society.
We’re absolutely delighted that the conference will once again be chaired by the fabulous, and award-winning, Maggie Philbin of BBC and TeenTech fame.
The day will provide you with the all-important chance to mingle and network with others from across sectors, so you can gather and share ideas on how we can work together to close the digital divide and reduce social exclusion. You’ll also have opportunities to chat about your challenges and achievements from the past year, and to hear from experienced and varied speakers from across the spectrum who will motivate and inspire your digital inclusion activities.
Tickets are priced at £115+VAT for Centre Partners and £140+VAT for others but our early bird tickets are available until Friday 16 September at the discounted price of £95+VAT for Centre Partners and £120+VAT for others.
Maggie Philbin, Conference Chair
Maggie Philbin has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on science, medical and technology programmes, and can currently be seen on BBC’s ‘Bang Goes The Theory‘ and BBC 1’s Inside Out.
Maggie is co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people understand more about opportunities in Science and Technology. She is keen to help improve the visibility of successful scientists and engineers, to encourage both young people and women to pursue careers and to reach top positions in these areas.
Maggie sits on the panel of the New Engineering Foundation, which supports the development of Vocational Education and helps lecturers in FE get cutting edge career development in industry. She is also patron of the Daphne Jackson Trust which helps scientists, engineers and technologists return to their careers.
Group Chief Executive, Halton Housing Trust
Nick has driven the transformational change of Halton Housing Trust to enable it to be best placed to meet the future opportunities and challenges the housing sector faces.
Included in the top 25 most influential people in housing, he is a keen advocate of innovation. He uses digital as an enabler to drive fundamental change in how businesses operate.
Nick has been paperless for the last 15 years and introduced a fully flexible/ remote working approach which has driven down operating costs. He has led the move for 90% of Trust customers to be accessing services online by 2018, driven by the introduction of Universal Credit and the ‘Housing Graph of Doom.’
He writes regularly for Inside Housing as one of their IH50 columnists.
Chief Executive Officer, Leep
Cecily Michaels is the Chief Executive Officer of Leep, an Australian-based group dedicated to creating inclusive communities through communityNet, digital inclusion and volunteer solutions. Cecily has nearly 30 years experience working with disadvantaged communities and is passionate about addressing inequality and injustice.
For nearly 20 years she worked managing overseas aid projects in the Middle East with Palestinians as well as South East Asia. For the past 8 years Cecily has turned her focus to the community sector in New South Wales, Australia, addressing the needs of people experiencing disadvantage in Western Sydney.
In an increasingly digital world, Cecily is an enthusiastic advocate for ensuring everyone has the skills and access to be online.
Director of Public Policy & Volunteering, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Karl's work at NCVO is to champion the voluntary sector and volunteering. We believe that voluntary organisations and the volunteers they and others engage make a positive difference to the world - and we want to support them to make an even bigger difference.
As NCVO’s Director of Public Policy & Volunteering, Karl leads a group of talented, committed people that create robust, innovative, policy and research, advice and support, and campaigns for the long term. They work across sectors, supporting both voluntary organisations and volunteering, wherever it takes place.
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Tinder Foundation is a charity which supports digitally and socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital. They manage the UK online centres network, and run the Community How To and Learn My Way websites. Since 2010, they've helped 1.8 million people to gain basic digital skills.