Are you interested in: Digital tech? Social good? Making Brighton (and surrounding area) a better place?
Join us for the launch of this new Tech for Good Brighton Meetup, organised as part of Brighton Digital Festival!
WHY TECH FOR GOOD BRIGHTON?
Brighton has a dynamic digital scene. It also has an active charity/voluntary/social sector. And a burgeoning social enterprise scene. Brighton also has loads of social challenges. Digital can help in many ways. Let’s join forces - in this new collaborative space!
WHO IS IT FOR?
For local charities, community groups, social enterprises, tech creatives, digital marketers or anyone interested in using digital tech for local social good.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE LAUNCH MEETUP?
The first session will introduce Tech for Good Brighton, look at how similar networks have benefited other cities in the UK and explore what it might become for Brighton. Here's more info...
LISTENING & SHARING
• Introducing Tech for Good Brighton
David Scurr, Tech4Good Brighton host & Project Manager Digital Brighton & Hove, Citizens Online @david_scurr
David currently runs the digital inclusion programme for Brighton & Hove, bringing together a network of over 180 local organisations from all sectors. Previously, he developed and helped run European networks for social innovation, social enterprises and third sector leaders.
• Shaping the way that digital tech is used for local social good
Mark Walker, Tech4Good Brighton co-host & Head of Comms & Marketing at AbilityNet @skipmark
Mark oversees all things communications and marketing at AbilityNet, a charity that helps disabled people use technology, where he also runs the Tech4Good Awards. In the past 25 years he has developed a number of projects that have shaped the way that digital technologies are used for social (and digital) inclusion.
• Supporting the third sector through Tech for Good communities
Ellie Hale, Digital Fellowship and Communities Lead at the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) @eg_hale
Ellie is the Community Lead for CAST and will be sharing her knowledge of the wider Tech for Good community groups across the UK, and the power of bringing together the skills of individuals and organisations to support and build the third sector.
NETWORKING & COLLABORATING
Opportunities for you to share your ideas, projects and needs/offers – bring a smart phone, fresh ideas and positive energy!
See you there