By: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Event Date: 02/17/21
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Join Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) from February 17-18 for their 6th Data on Purpose Conference, “Democracy, Civil Society, and Digital Technology.” This year’s convening is designed to help nonprofit leaders and their teams (technical or not) identify and operationalize digital solutions to critical issues related to U.S. democracy and civil society. With a focus on issues of equity, privacy and security, polarization, and the curtailing of misinformation, Data on Purpose will address the latest research- and practice-based insights from data scientists and researchers, nonprofit, foundation, and for-profit leaders, policymakers, and other experts. Their goal is to help identify digital technologies that can strengthen democracy and civil society, reduce inequities, improve the operation of nonprofit organizations, and empower the kind of informed, democratic participation which is a vital underpinning of civil society.
Early registration is $399 until January 11, 2021. The full price after this date is $495.
Participants in Data on Purpose 2021 will come away with:
- Knowledge of the tools and processes that can help organizations benefit from artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce inequity and provide for their constituents, while avoiding the ethical and security concerns AI presents
- Insights into how nonprofit organizations, labor unions, and social movements are using digital technologies and platforms to organize and empower their constituencies
- A better understanding of the current state of the digital divide, the ways in which challenges can be overcome, and where efforts still need to be focused on, with a special focus on maintaining human connections with those people serve in a world dominated by data
- Examples of how digital technologies are being used to strengthen civil society institutions and the social connections between people
- Knowledge of ways to support digital democracy and combat the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, weaponization of information, and hacking