#PTW18 kicks off next Friday. Here are 15 events for social impact pros - Generocity Philly

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Apr. 19, 2018 12:38 pm

#PTW18 kicks off next Friday. Here are 15 events for social impact pros

Our shortlist of must-attend Philly Tech Week events for nonprofit, civic tech, social enterprise and accessibility leaders.

Demo tables at the Philly Tech Week 2017 Signature Event.

(Photo by Stacey Salter Moore)

Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast is organized by Generocity's parent company, Technically Media.
In the 2.5 years since Generocity joined the Technically Media family, we’ve been actively involved in Philly Tech Week, from moderating panels to hosting our own bootcamps.

The annual celebration of all things innovation in Philadelphia returns for its eighth year next Friday, April 27, though Saturday, May 5, and there are plenty of events among the full 100 for social impact professionals to join the action.

To inform your plan of attack, here’s our shortlist for impact-tinged #PTW18 events.

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The state of social impact

  • Introduced by Technical.ly — Technical.ly’s new “one-day conference that will incorporate programming, demos, networking and personalized connections,” including an Impact track curated by Generocity. Learn more here. (Thursday, May 3)
  • What’s Next in Nonprofit Tech — “In this session, panelists will discuss tech that can help them better manage their donors, connect constituents to public resources, and develop data visualizations.” (Wednesday, May 2)
  • Framing Philly’s Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, & Philly Meet — “Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.” (Wednesday, May 2)

Accessibility

  • Accessibility Hackathon — “In this one-day marathon of creative problem solving, participants will join Occupational Therapists, Adaptive Tech Professionals, and technical experts to help solve real-world problems encountered by disabled residents of Inglis House.” (Saturday, April 28)
  • Thinking Universa11y: Make Tech for Everyone — “A demonstration + presentation + discussion on assistive technology for users with physical or mental limitations.” (Sunday, April 29)
  • The Biggest Obstacle to Using Technology to Achieve Human Service Outcomes — “This session is a conversation for human service workers who do the hands-on support of vulnerable individuals, individuals who want to use their technology to empower others, families of individuals with disabilities, individuals with disabilities and human service managers.” (Tuesday, May 1)

Tech for social change

  • Tech in the Commons: Bring AR and VR to Our Neighborhoods — Generocity’s signature PTW event, a “bootcamp series aimed at introducing mission orgs to best practices in better connecting with audiences.” Learn more here. (Monday, April 30)
  • Tech for Social Impact Brunch with UPenn’s hack4impact — “Hack4Impact collaborates with nonprofits and other socially responsible organizations to develop software that meets important social and humanitarian needs.” (Saturday, April 28)
  • OpenStreetMap Workshop — “Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private companies, and civic tech groups alike use OpenStreetMap for projects. At this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to OpenStreetMap — what it is, how it works, and how you can use the map for your own projects.” (Monday, April 30)
  • 2018 Philly Mapathon — “Join us for this free event where your contributions will go directly to nonprofits to be used for navigation, planning, and disaster response.” (Thursday, May 3)

Social entrepreneurship

Civic tech

Diversity in tech

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