Web Summit festivities kick off tonight! Don’t forget to download the app.
ChangeX, the new marketplace of proven innovations to strengthen communities, will join the Guardian and World Economic Forum at ‘The Library Stage’ to explore the impact and potential of technology to accelerate social change. The ChangeX sessions will bring together leading technology thinkers and some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to discuss how technology is transforming the way we address some of society’s most pressing issues.
The Power of the Crowd in Changing Society – Wednesday 5th Nov, 4:20pm
Mark Little, founder of the first news agency for User Generated Content, Storyful, Paul O’Hara, founder of ChangeX and Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself explore how technology provides new ways for everyone to contribute and collaborate in solving society’s problems – how do we ensure that we’re harnessing this power for the greatest impact? Jennifer Schenker, co-Editor-in-Chief of Informilo will lead the discussion.
Advancing Education and the Role of Technology – Thursday, 6th Nov, 4pm
A select group of leading social entrepreneurs in the field of education including James Whelton, founder of CoderDojo, Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy and Mike Feerick, founder of one of the world’s leading MOOCs, Alison will explore the evolving role of technology in transforming education in conversation with Ben Rooney of Informilo. Technology in the classroom or the classroom online, the panel will explore the future of MOOCs, mainstreaming coding within education systems and can we really use technology to cultivate empathy?