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Agenda for TechCamp: Tel Aviv- Day 1 (Monday, April 30)

Women's Empowerment


9:00-9:30         Registration, networking, coffee and tea


9:30-9:35         Welcome & Logistics: Maayan Kimhi & Noel Dickover, Department of State


9:35-9:40         Welcome to TechCamp Tel Aviv: Daniel B. Shapiro, Ambassador, US Embassy Tel Aviv


9:40-9:50         21st Century Statecraft and the Importance of Civil Society: Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, US State Department


9:50-9:55         What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care?: Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup


9:55-11:55       Ice Breaking Activity - Collaborative Art Exercise: Workshop with Hanoch Piven, Illustrator




11:55-12:55     Fast-paced Project Presentations

Case Studies whereby small groups move from one presenter to the next quickly to learn about range of success using technology to advance mission.

Topic Presenter
#1: Girls Using SMS for Violence Reporting Keshet Bachan, Plan International
#2: Serious Games story Orit Boyer, Appleseeds
#3: Bridging the Digital Divide by Gaining Access to Technology Coby Enteen, Appleseeds
#4: Communities: Bridging Between the Real and Virtual Ala Shiban, LNBD
#5: Inbound marketing story Areen Shahbari, Keshet Broadcasting
#6: Young Leaders Facebook Page story Naama Shamgar, YALLA young leaders
#7: Crowdsourcing and Social Activism Story Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
#8: Vozz Activate Youth During Elections Kara Andrade, HablaCentro & Ashoka Fellow
#9: Images Story For Social Change Ebele Okobi, Yahoo
#10: Capacity Building for NGOs using Online Collaboration Tools Dr. Yoni Mizrahi, Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
#11: Mapping data story Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#12: Online organizing for Educators and Activists Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#13: A website story Manal Saabni, Petratec
#14: Using SMS to Reach the Most Vulnerable in Society Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS


12:55-14:00         Lunch


14:00-14:10         Plenary Session


14:10-15:30       Interactive Training Stations

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches.

Topic Presenter
#1: Using Facebook for Engagement and Outreach Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#2: Leveraging on line resources for educational development Coby Enteen, Appleseeds
#3: Maxing Out Your Smart Phone Through Apps Ala Shiban, LNBD
#4: Setting up Citizen Journalism Projects Kara Andrade, HablaCentro & Ashoka Fellow
#5: Making custom maps Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#6: Organizing Online Communities for Offline Action Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#7: Using Collaborative Tools - Google Apps & Podio Dr. Yoni Mizrahi, Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
#8: How to Use Crowdsourcing and Event Mapping for Social Activism Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
#9: Inbound Marketing: Using Different tools to Market Your NGO Areen Shahbari, Keshet Broadcasting
#10: Using SMS for Health Intervention for Women and Girls Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS
#11: Setting Up Your Own Website Using Free Tools Manal Saabni, Petratec
#12: Using Flickr to Tell your Story Ebele Okobi, Yahoo

15:30-15:40         Plenary Session


15:40-16:30       Small Group Topic Area Breakout Discussions

Discussion of Shared Challenges within Women's NGOs

Topic Number Facilitator
1. Education:

21st century Technology vs. 20th century teachers.

Coby Enteen, Appleseeds
2. Education:

Israel Society and special needs students

Orit Boyer, Appleseeds
3. Education:

Netica – Ethics in internet communications

Shirley Kamusher, Appleseeds
4. Entrepreneurship:

Entrepreneurship with Social Impact

Kara Andrade, HablaCentro & Ashoka Fellow
5. Women Empowerment:

Domestic Violence

Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS
6. Women empowerment:

Work-life balance

Areen Shahbari, Keshet Broadcasting
7. Women empowerment:

Girl's Empowerment

Keshet Bachan, Plan International
8. Women empowerment:

Women rights in Israel

Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
9. Women empowerment:

Women leadership

Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
10. Women empowerment:

Bringing your Own Voice to the Workplace

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
11. Women empowerment:

Women Mentoring other Women

Ebele Okobi, Yahoo


16:15-16:35         Afternoon break



16:35-16:45         Plenary Session


16:45-17:35       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Small group discussions to identify specific problems that technology may address.

Topic Facilitator
#1 Mobile Integration Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS
#2 Project Management Collaboration Tools Challenges Dr. Yoni Mizrahi, Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
#3 Citizen Journalism Options Kara Andrade, HablaCentro & Ashoka Fellow
#4 Incorporating Facebook Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#5 Mapping Options Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#6 Smart Phone Challenges Ala Shiban , LNBD
#7 Crowdsourcing and Event Mapping Options Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
#8 Online Learning Community Resources Coby Enteen, Appleseeds
#9 Media Strategy Development Areen Shahbari, Keshet Broadcasting
#10 On-the-Ground Organizing Challenges Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#11 Websites uses in education Manal Saabni, Petratec
#12: Telling Your Story Online Challenges Ebele Okobi, Yahoo




17:35-18:00       Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session


18:00-20:00       Happy Hour



Agenda for TechCamp: Tel Aviv- Day 2 (Tuesday, May 1)


8:30-9:00           Networking, coffee & tea (Solution Sign-up Time)


9:00-9:05           Welcome to TechCamp Tel Aviv: Dafna Lifshitz, CEO Appleseeds


9:05-9:20           Keynote Speech: Imi Eiron, Founder of an online women magazine - SALOONA


9:20-9:35           Keynote Speech: Ghada Zoabi – founder and CEO of the Arabic news site - BOKRA


9:35-10:20         Opening Plenary: Maayan Kimhi & Noel Dickover


10:20-11:10       Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions


Topic
Blue: How can we monitor and control unsuitable vocabulary that children use while chatting online?
Black: How to efficiently develop, engage and manage diverse online communities to result in offline action?
Brown: How to access, activate and engage donors for potential funding sources to sustain ongoing women's empowerment efforts
Gold: How to simplify data when you have tons of it?
Green: How can you attract the attention of the authorities to the problem of illegal garbage sites and mobilize community action to educate on the dangers and prevent its continued existence?
Grey: How can we connect people in a specific location with local social needs to the NGO's and government organizations who provide applicable services (welfare, at risk youth, disability services)?
Mustard: How do you professionalize the visual/film industry in the Palestinian community?
Olive: How should we track, monitor and enable collaborative task-management?
Orange: How to promote the use of social media among stakeholders working on sensitive issues such as stopping domestic violence while still maintaining user privacy and anonymity?
Pink: How can we create a network of NGOs in Israel to share knowledge about the use of technology and associated methodologies in building and sustaining NGO operations? (outreach, picking the best media channels, conducting needs assessments, decision making, internal efficiencies, funding, resource management, etc.)?
Purple: How do you make blogs and independent media credible?
Red: How to increase motivation, awareness, and use of new online learning tools & platforms when the participants are comfortable with only one online solution (which doesn't solve their problem)?
Violet: How do I get my NGO to be on the top page of google results when search terms related to my organization are used?
White: How do we raise public awareness on a large scale to problems which have been unaddressed or inadequately examined? Marriage, family rights
Yellow: How can NGOs use on-line media and images to address polarizing issues in ways that clarify, instead of inflaming opinion?


11:10-11:20       Break


11:20-12:40       Interactive Training Stations

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches


Topic Presenter
#1: Using Facebook for Engagement and Outreach Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#2: Leveraging on line resources for educational development Coby Enteen, Appleseeds
#3: Maxing Out Your Smart Phone Through Apps Ala Shiban, LNBD
#4: Setting up Citizen Journalism Projects Kara Andrade, HablaCentro & Ashoka Fellow
#5: Making custom maps Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#6: Organizing Online Communities for Offline Action Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#7: Using Collaborative Tools - Google Apps & Podio Dr. Yoni Mizrahi, Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
#8: How to Use Crowdsourcing and Event Mapping for Social Activism Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
#9: Inbound Marketing: Using Different tools to Market Your NGO Areen Shahbari, Keshet Broadcasting
#10: Using SMS for Health Intervention for Women and Girls Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS
#11: Setting Up Your Own Website Using Free Tools Manal Saabni, Petratec
#12: Using Flickr to Tell your Story Ebele Okobi, Yahoo


12:40-13:40       Lunch


13:40-13:50       Plenary and Announcements


13:50-14:40       Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning


14:40-15:10       Final Interactive Q&A with trainers


15:10-15:30       Afternoon Break


15:30-16:00       Final Presentations


16:00-16:15       Closing Remarks and thoughts


16:15               TechCamp Tel Aviv Photo