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The Guardian Activate Summit 2011: Time to Change the World

Date & Time:
09:00:00 - 18:00:00,
Wednesday 22 June, 2011


Activate 2011 is the Guardian’s gathering place for leaders of a new global network focused on harnessing and employing technological and social innovation for human betterment. Activate examines and debates the influence of technology on global society in areas as diverse as media, commerce and economics, the environment, energy and sustainability, citizenship, democracy, governance and accountability, the developing world, healthcare, education, science and humanity.

The OII is happy to be a partner of Activate 2011.

Speakers already confirmed include:

  • Salem Avan, chief information systems officer, UN Peacekeeping

  • Andy Baio, project director, Expert Labs

  • Michael Birch, founder, Jolitics and chief monkey, Monkey Inferno

  • Kate Bulkley, media and technology analyst and commentator

  • Perry Chen, co-founder and CEO, Kickstarter

  • Emma-Jane Cross, CEO, Beatbullying

  • Rose Dowling, director, The SHM Foundation

  • Jamie Drummond, executive director, One

  • David Edelstein, director, The Grameen Technology Centre

  • Sobia Hamed, founder, DataGiving

  • Pierre Omidyar, founder, eBay and Omidyar Network

  • Rakesh Rajani, founder, Twaweza

  • Alec Ross, senior advisor for innovation, US State Department

  • Christian Sakar, co-founder, The $300 House Project

  • Dr Joel Selanikio, CEO and co-founder, DataDyne

  • Zaw Thet, chair and founder, Palindrome Advisors

  • Tom Thirlwall, founder, Big Balls Film

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