Speakers & Agenda

Conference Agenda

  • Sunday, 9/22
  • Monday, 9/23
  • Tuesday, 9/24

4:00PM

Hotel Check-In Begins

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception, Royal Sonesta Courtyard

9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome, Keynote and General Session remarks

  • Patrick Callihan, Tech Impact
  • Art delaCruz, Team Rubicon
  • Marnie Webb, Caravan Studios & TechSoup – “Learn to Love The Common Data Model”

10:45am - 11:45am

Breakout Sessions

  • PRODUCTIVE: Tools for Taking Action: Cultivating an Organizational Culture of Curiosity and Learning
  • INFORMED: Informed UX: Data Driven Redesign
  • SECURED: Nonprofit Security Report

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Sessions

  • PRODUCTIVE: Finding the Balance: Outsourcing Vs. Insourcing Tech Support
  • INFORMED: Junk the Jargon! Let’s Get Learning with Program Models
  • SECURED: Ensuring Security in a Virtual Workforce
  • INNOVATIVE: Twin Changing Landscapes of Technology and Volunteerism
  • SECURED: Growing a Culture of Security from the Grassroots
  • INFORMED: Decentralizing Data Analysis Through Data Modeling

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Lightning Talks

  • “Transforming Technology Pro Bono” – Meriem Bekka, Sr. Program Manager, VMWare Foundation
  • “Lessons Learned Building A Virtual Eco-System Serving Underserved Entrepreneurs” = Arturo Noriega, CEO, Centro Community Partners

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Technology Innovation Award Celebration

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Downtown Party, French Quarter

9:00am - 10:00am

Plenary Talks

10:00am - 1:00pm

Breakout Sessions

  • PRODUCTIVE: Nonprofit Disaster Resiliency Planning
  • INNOVATIVE: Practical Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Nonprofits
  • INFORMED: “Data Maturity: Three Perspectives on Becoming a Data Informed Organization”

 

  • SECURED: Nonprofit Privacy and Ask the Expert Session
  • PRODUCTIVE: Four Faces of IT Leadership
  • INNOVATIVE: Public Policy Research in the Era of Big Data, Cloud & AI

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch and Closing Plenary Session

Digital Skillsets in Nonprofits

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tech Lab Workshops

  • Design Thinking for Nonprofits
  • GDPR and Privacy Workshop
  • Interactive Dashboarding

Check Session Pages for Breakout Topics & Titles

Featured Conference Speakers

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Art delaCruz

Art delaCruz

President & COO // Team Rubicon
Meriem Bekka

Meriem Bekka

Senior Program Manager // VMware Foundation
Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb

Chief Community Impact Officer // TechSoup
Claire Robertson-Kraft

Claire Robertson-Kraft

Founder and Executive Director // ImpactED // University of Pennsylvania
Apurva Chandra

Apurva Chandra

Senior Program Manager // Microsoft
Jenn Taylor

Jenn Taylor

Partner - Information, Process & Technology // Deep Why Design
Meridith Polin

Meridith Polin

Senior Officer // The Pew Charitable Trusts
Bryant Patten

Bryant Patten

Chief Technology Officer // Becket Family of Services
Cathy Golightly

Cathy Golightly

Assistant Director of MIS // Family Health Initiatives
Maddie Grant

Maddie Grant

Culture Designer & Digital Strategist // Human Workplaces
Corey Newhouse

Corey Newhouse

Founder and Principal // Public Profit
Ria Sankar

Ria Sankar

Program Manager // Microsoft's AI for Good Research Lab
Claire Billington

Claire Billington

Data Services Consultant // Tech Impact
Jermaine Dykes

Jermaine Dykes

AVP of Business Project Management // Credit One Bank // UNLV
Elliot Talbert-Goldstein

Elliot Talbert-Goldstein

Assistant Director, Digital Marketing // UMBC Division of Professional Studies
Karen Graham

Karen Graham

Director of Education and Outreach // Tech Impact
Craig Young

Craig Young

Executive Director // Inspiring Service
Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly

Director of Research Programming // The Urban Institute
Matt Eshleman

Matt Eshleman

Chief Technology Officer // Community IT
Sam Chenkin

Sam Chenkin

Director of Consulting // Tech Impact
Lee Anne Caylor

Lee Anne Caylor

Learning Consultant