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Governor Inslee, Secretary General Jan Egeland to Address NetHope Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada

Contacts: Nan HallNetHope Communications | 206-604-5118Media Center: VANCOUVER, CANADA, October 20, 2017 – From October 23-27, over 300 […]

Contacts: Nan Hall
NetHope Communications Director | 206-604-5118
Media Center:

VANCOUVER, CANADA, October 20, 2017 – From October 23-27, over 300 representatives from global nonprofits, leading technology companies, and funding organizations will converge at the Pan Pacific for the NetHope Global Summit 2017. They are united by a common goal: to apply the power and promise of technology to the problems and potential of humanity.

While the Summit is primarily for attendees, we invite media to attend keynote addresses by NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, and Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General Jan Egeland. Details follow:  

Tuesday, October 24

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Keynote: NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman will present “Doing Good Better,” and formally launch The Center for the Digital Nonprofit with Founding Partners Microsoft and Okta, represented by Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact; and Erin Baudo Felter, Executive Director, Okta for Good. Communications contacts:; and Kelsey Nelson, PR Manager, 

Noon-12:30 p.m.
Keynote: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will address “The Role of Government in Fostering Innovation for Good,” followed by a brief audience Q&A with NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman. From 12:30-12:45 p.m., the Governor will field questions from attending media. Communications contact: Chase Gallagher, Media Manager,, 360-688-6921.

Wednesday, October 25

8:45-9:15 a.m.
Keynote: Secretary General Jan Egeland, Norwegian Refugee Council shares his lifetime experience in the humanitarian sector in his address: “65 Million Displaced: In the Future We Must Find Better Ways to Help.”
Media Resources

About NetHope
The Center for the Digital Nonprofit Fact Sheet 
Keynote Live Broadcast

About The Center for the Digital Nonprofit
Through innovation and collaboration, The Center brings together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of global nonprofits to create a network for committed, forward-looking organizations to improve the world we share. The Center will provide the guidance, resources and tools, and grantmaking for digital transformation, helping nonprofits achieve the promise of tomorrow today.  

NetHope has a concentration of leadership in Seattle. It has been in the news for its disaster response work in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, leading efforts to restore connectivity, which is a lifeline to responding aid organizations and impacted communities. NetHope also provides Wi-Fi to refugee camps in Greece.


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