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Global Nonprofits, Leading Tech Companies and Funders Convene for NetHope Summit in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, CANADA – October 23, 2017 – Over 300 representatives from global nonprofits, leading technology companies and funding organizations will […]

VANCOUVER, CANADA – October 23, 2017 – Over 300 representatives from global nonprofits, leading technology companies and funding organizations will converge at the Pan Pacific Vancouver for the NetHope Global Summit 2017. They are united by one common goal: to apply the promise and power of technology to the problems and potential of humanity.

The convener, NetHope, is a consortium of 52 global nonprofits that was founded 16 years ago. Its membership represents the foremost development, humanitarian, and conservation organizations leading the fight against the toughest challenges we face: disaster response, refugee displacement, disease outbreaks, poverty, hunger, and environmental protection.

 “The annual NetHope Global Summit is a valuable time for committed organizations to gather and focus on changing the world through the power of technology,” said Lauren Woodman, NetHope CEO. “This year, we have several exciting announcements and guest speakers in store for delegates.”

The NetHope Global Summit draws membership from 28 countries for an intense week of sharing challenges and experiences, learning through participation in sessions and workshops, hearing from provocative speakers and thought leaders, finding partners through networking and collaborating, and identifying promising new technologies through the Technology Solutions Showcase.

Summit tracks include the digital NGO/nonprofit, information security and data protection, connectivity and infrastructure, and programs/refugee response.

The NetHope Global Summit has drawn 31 major sponsors, such as Microsoft and Cisco, which have supported NetHope since its founding. “Our sponsors recognize NetHope’s ability to convene the most important humanitarian actors, including NGOs, international agencies, government institutions, and corporate partners that have the common goal of leveraging technology for the greater good,” said Tina Lee, who manages NetHope’s corporate partnerships. “We are proud to be standing alongside so many sponsors who are committed to our members and NetHope’s mission.”

NetHope Global Summit Sponsors (See below for descriptions of the major sponsors and see a full list on our website.)

  • Platinum: Microsoft, Cisco
  • Community Celebration: CDW, Qlik
  • Gold: Amazon Web Services, Okta, Open Systems, Tableau, Unit4
  • Silver: Accenture,, Esri, Global Eagle, Hughes, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Oracle + Netsuite, Planson, SES Networks, Splunk, Thuraya, and Twilio.
  • Technology Solutions Exhibitors: Danoffice IT, DIAL, ITC Global, Pluralsight, Red Rose, Serenic Software, Speedcast, The Patterson Foundation
  • In-Kind Partner: Innovation UBC

About NetHope
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of 50-plus leading 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.

Our NetHope Members
Accion, ActionAid, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ChildFund International, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, Global Communities, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Ipas, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Management Sciences for Health, Marie Stopes International, Medair, Medical Teams International, Mennonite Central Committee, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pact, PATH, Plan International, Pro Mujer, Relief International, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, The Carter Center, The Nature Conservancy, Trócaire, VSO, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Winrock International, Women for Women International, World Vision, WWF International


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