"I was really impressed by the Technology Salon."
- Jacques Mailloux, ex-CIO, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
"I was pleasantly surprised at the level of discussion and the examples shared."
- International NGO
"There is great potential for future meetings." - Tech Firm (Apps)
The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in-person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
Meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations - PowerPoint is banned and attendance is capped at 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged through key attributes of:
The Technology Salon is a unique in-person forum for engaging conversations and valuable partnerships between the ICT sector and the NGO sector, while connecting with donors and philanthropic organizations on the ground floor of innovative programming.
Priority ICT sectors include:
The Technology Salon an independent nonprofit organization with licensed conveners organizing Salons around the world to increase the discussion and dissemination of information and communication technology's role in expanding solutions to long-standing international development challenges.
Since its founding in 2008, the Technology Salon has grown to monthly meetings in Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, Nairobi, Kenya, and London, UK - and Ottawa / Toronto, Canada. To join us, sign up to get invited and be sure to RSVP if you want to attend - meetings fill up fast.
Jacques Mailloux, former CIO, Canadian International Development Agency blogs about 1st Tech Salon in Ottawa (PDF version)
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