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18-19 Feb 2016 | Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA
New Certification Workshops & Speakers!


The Collaboration Confab is only a few weeks away, and we're really excited about the program. The  two-day conference at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus on 18-19 February will focus on the intersection of civic engagement, technology and social, collaborative enterprises. If you're interested in how the public and private sector can work together to build stronger, more innovative communities, you won't want to miss it.

We've added new certification workshops on 18 Feb and new speakers on 19 Feb, along with plenty of opportunities for networking. Read on for the new additions, and the opportunity to get the early bird price of $495 at this late date.* 
Humanitarian Toolbox: When Disaster Strikes, Code Saves Lives. 
Matt Nunn | 19 Feb 2016
Matt Nunn, Senior Technical Product Manager on the global Azure Product Management Team, Microsoft, will join us to share how the nonprofit he helped found, Humanitarian Toolbox (HTBox), is supporting disaster relief organizations around the world with open source
Matt Nunn, Humanitarian Toolbox
software and services. Humanitarian Toolbox brings together developers, designers, testers, and industry professionals who want to contribute their unique skills in disaster relief aid, using open source software and volunteer communities to solve problems like: 

  • A massive storm floods Manhattan -- and people need to find shelter quickly.
  • Drought hits the Horn of Africa -- and smart delivery of food supplies saves lives.
  • An earthquake rocks Mumbai -- and first responders need to know where to go minute by minute.
Together a few sharp minds can save lives and make a real difference .

Matt will cover how the Humanitarian Toolbox project came into being, the challenges it is trying to solve and how, and how your skills can save lives.
Workshop: Developing an Enterprise Collaboration Strategy that Works.
Dion Hinchcliffe | 18 Feb 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This half-day intensive workshop, personally delivered by world-renowned collaboration expert, Dion Hinchcliffe, the Chief Strategy Officer of 7Summits Inc.
Dion Hinchcliffe
and author of the best-selling book, Social Business Design, will change the way you think about enterprise collaboration. 

Participants will: 
  • Learn how to get the most from modern workforce collaboration tools and techniques.
  • Explore strategies to drive high business performance with digital collaboration.
  • Understand what IT & business leaders can do personally to foster effective collaboration.
At the end, participants will gain a c ommon understanding of modern collaboration, and have actionable ideas for creating a high-impact contemporary collaboration strategy. Find out more here.
Volunteer Opportunity: 
San José Participatory Budgeting

Attendees will also have chance to put what they've learned into practice by volunteering to help facilitate the largest Participatory Budgeting effort in San José history on 20 Feb. 2016. 

Get Involved.

Miss the early bird deadline? No problem. Register with the code "latebird" and get the Early Bird Price of $495 Offer Expires 02/01/2016, so don't delay. *New Registrants only. 
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