Thursday, March 24, 2011

Advancing the New Machine - Human Rights & Tech :: April 26 - 27, Berkeley, CA

Just saw this listed in UC's Berkeley Center for New Media e-newsletter:

Human Rights and Technology Conference:
Advancing the New Machine
A meeting point between the tech-savvy world and the human rights community

Tues April 26 & Wed April 27
David Brower Center, 2051 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Information technologies alone will not make the difference; what will is the combination of the human rights community with the tools and innovations designed to support its work.

"Advancing the New Machine" is intended to be a follow up to the 2009 international conference "Soul of the New Machine", hosted by UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center. In May 2009, 250+ leading thinkers, civil society members, activists, programmers, and entrepreneurs met to assess the ‘lay of the land’ and discuss emerging technologies related to evidence gathering/documentation, and advocacy and outreach.

Two years later, much progress in the practice and implementation of human rights and technology projects call for a new opportunity to share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned from deploying technology in the field. Building on the success of the 2009 conference, Advancing the New Machine: Human Rights and Technology will convene human rights practitioners and technologists to discuss the progress, successes, and challenges that have emerged.

Registration closes April 19. $250 Standard, $125 Student/UCB Faculty-Staff Standard. For additional info contact mcarnay[@]berkeley.edu

For more on this topic check out my post about Refunite. Thanks to Refunite & Camille for the Tweets:)

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