We dream of the day when artists, forward-thinking nonprofits and public safety tech professionals get together for some seriously game-changing innovations. For now, we can only hope that each of these communities’ spots on our calendar this week will result in some cross-pollination, and perhaps some collaborative brainstorming.
Law enforcement officials from hundreds of organizations
are in town this week for a three-day, 1,500-attendee conference covering technology in public safety. Big Brother, where art thou? Oh, the Marriot.
On Tuesday, NetSquared will continue to amplify issues in nonprofits’ use of social media to achieve goals. They’ve gathered some thought-provoking organizations that have used the Twitters and the Facebooks out there to help propel their mission.
Wednesday, Hive76ï¿½which has basically owned this events highlights space since it re-opened, with its valuable eventsï¿½has partnered with artist coalition PositiveSpace to bring the art and hacker communities together, at last.
All events listed on the event calendar are free to attend. Be sure to checkï¿½our complete calendar for more.
Tues./Wed./Thurs. Feb. 2/3/4: The Technology for Public Safety in Critical Incident Response conference almost slipped beneath our radar. The U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense have partnered with a handful of organizations including the Fraternal Order of Police for three days of public safety technology discussion. Organizers are expecting 1,500 attendees and 150 exhibits to explore tech issues in the emergency responder community. All Day, Center City. RSVP. [view more events]
Tuesday, February 2: NetSquared Net Tuesday Philly has gathered Dignity Housing, ScienceForCitizens and EarthGame to discuss how social media has helped the organizations achieve goals. Be sure to check out EarthGame’s Web site, as the organization is working with the UN to develop a dashboard to track world stats, like world population, food, energy, health and climate. 6:30 p.m., Center City. DETAILS. [view more events]
Wednesday, February 3: Hive76 has partnered with PositiveSpace for its new Shmooze and Booze networking event. Sounds interesting and not for the name aloneï¿½PositiveSpace’s art community focus should bring something new to the hacker/maker community, and we’d like to see some collaborations form as a result of the intersection. Free with drink donations. 7:00 p.m., Poplar. RSVP. [view more events]
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