By Lauren WoodmanIt’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for the NetHope Global Summit to convene once again -- this time, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is my third Summit, and I’m looking forward to so many sessions on our jam-packed agenda. I’m also excited to welcome over 300 delegates to the Georgia Tech Hotel … Continued
By Revi SterlingThe two largest general ICT for Development conferences have happened in the last month, both focusing on similar development issues, emerging technologies, and geographies. The overlap stops there: ICT4D, sponsored by and designed for the NGO community, had a smattering of funders and policy-type academics. ICTD2016, a research-specific conference, only had NGOs to … Continued
During a conference as jam-packed as this one, it's impossible to catch every session, explore every great idea, or connect with every attendee, but with the benefit of a few weeks to reflect, I've been struck by three impressions that, for me, sum up this year’s incredible event.
Since joining NetHope as Chief Executive Officer last year, it’s been a real joy to experience our NetHope Global Summits. From the excitement of meeting face-to-face with our collaborators to the energy that comes from exploring a new global locale, the NetHope Summit is one of the highlights of my year. Wondering what to expect? Read on!
Our tools for collaboration and communication help close the distance between our respective team locales as we work together throughout the year, but nothing tops face-to-face collaboration. This is why we so look forward to the NetHope Global Summit each year – the time we reserve to come together and reconnect with our members, friends and partners in the same time zone, under the same roof.
Last month’s NetHope Member Global Summit was fantastic! Many, many thanks to all of our sponsors for their support, and a special thank you to Cisco for being such a generous and accommodating host.
The Summit was a great event for NetHope – the largest yet in terms of attendance and sponsors – and we are deeply grateful for the ideas, energy, and spirit of collaboration that attendees brought to make the week a memorable one.