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Agenda for NetHope’s 20th Anniversary Global Summit announced

The 2021 Summit will be a celebration of the positive impact that the NetHope community has achieved for people and planet for the past twenty years. 


For immediate release

October 19, 2021

NetHope Communications Team

The agenda for the NetHope 20th Anniversary Summit is LIVE! As we count down to the event, we reflect on the great strides made thus far, and are inspired by what the next era of our collective impact may look like.  

This historic event is filled with engaging sessions that represent the expertise and practice of our Members as well as workshops, professional development, and opportunities that would leave you inspired, empowered, and galvanized to take on change in your aid, development and conservation work. The headline speaker lineup at the NetHope 20th Anniversary Summit is also riveting and will have you yearning for more. You will hear from leaders representing a host of organizations: United Nations, World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Salesforce, Cisco, and others.  

The 2021 Summit will be a celebration of the positive impact that the NetHope community has achieved for people and planet for the past twenty years.  As we commemorate this shared milestone, we look back at two decades of digital transformation, innovation, and catalytic, groundbreaking work. Some of them include making the world more connected during major humanitarian crises by delivering networks and information as aid, unlocking over $160 million in software donations to our Members, and building bridges across the digital divide for nonprofits and the people they work with.   

“The greatest challenges facing our world require the most innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing them. More often than not, there is a need to think creatively in how we can tackle the pressing issues of our time. As a community, we believe in the power of technology and the positive effects that it can have on transforming lives, making communities and ecosystems resilient, and building stronger systems. At this year’s Summit, attendees will have the chance to learn and network with some of the biggest leaders in technology and innovation, so we can all leverage the power of tech as a transformative tool for social good," - NETHOPE CEO, LANCE PIERCE

“Our agenda is largely submitted by our community, and so it is customized to cater to the wide array of interests that our Members have: digital programs, collaborative enterprise, artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital innovation. Summit is a special gathering because it is truly the one place in the world where attendees can ask critical questions about tech, but also test out some of the most bold and audacious ideas” 

Organizations and stakeholders from around the globe and across multiple sectors will be at the NetHope 20th Anniversary Global Summit. From 15 to 19 November, join NetHope’s Members - representing nearly 60 of the world’s leading technology companies as well as prominent international organizations and companies - under one common vision: using collective action and the power of technology to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing human kind. 

““For twenty years, NetHope has ignited the spirit of builders to solve some of the toughest problems and change the world for good using technology. From data to security to communications, it is increasingly clear that digital technologies will fuel the future of humanitarian aid programs. Twilio is proud to support the NetHope 20th Anniversary Summit and partner with the global NetHope community to build this future together,” - Erin Reilly, Chief Social Impact Officer, Twilio

Confirmed NetHope 20th Anniversary Global Summit sponsors:

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Find out more and contact our Summit sponsorship team to express your interest.

About NetHope

NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 leading global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid, and those who deliver it.

About the NetHope Global Summit

The NetHope Global Summit is the largest gathering of NetHope Members and partners each year, offering a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and get inspired. The 2021 NetHope Global Summit marks NetHope’s 20th anniversary and celebrates the huge impact the NetHope community has had over the last two decades, as well as convening leading nonprofits and technology companies to collaborate, share and impact for the next 20 years. The agenda will be filled with engaging sessions that represent the expertise and practice of NetHope Members, as well as hands-on workshops, professional development opportunities, receptions, and more.

NetHope Members

NetHope Members deliver more than 60 percent of all annual international, non-governmental aid. All NetHope Members contribute their expertise and resources to the shared NetHope mission and vision. In turn, NetHope provides each Member with services, programs, shared knowledge and collaboration opportunities that enrich and deepen their respective missions.

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