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Agenda for TechCamp: Vilnius - Day 1

Wednesday, June 29th

8:45-9:20 Registration, networking, coffee and tea
9:20-9:30 Welcome to TechCamp Vilnius

Alec Ross, United States Department of State

9:30-9:40 Message from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry

Ambassador Ina Marciulionyte, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

9:40-9:45 What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care?

Eric Gunderson, Development Seed

9:50-10:30 Interactive Plenary: Exploring Perspectives

Marius Ulozas and Katie Dowd, United States Department of State



10:35-11:30       Fast-paced Project Presentations

Group A Station Group A Presenter
Social Media for Online Organizing Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Building Apps for Charity Dale Zak, Apps4Good
Opinion Search Engine: www.369.lt Tomas Cerkasas, Garage48
Electby: Monitoring the 2010 Belarus Election Alaksiej Carniajeu, ElectBy
Mapping Data: Afghanisan Election Results Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
Communicating in Difficult Environments Kenan Aliyev, Radio Free Europe
Online Organizing: Creating Small Villages Montserrat Nicolas, Author and political analyst
Empowering Organizations Michal Szwarc, TechSoupGlobal
Group B Station Group B Presenter
Turning Citizen Reports into Actionable Information:

Experiences from Mexico and Honduras

Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox
Hai, Moldova – Mobilizing Citizens Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
Engaging with Civil Society Organizations Sarunas Koncius, Microsoft
Cracking Down on Corruption: One Mobile App at a Time Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
Live Mapping in Crisis and Advocacy Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
The Power of Mobile Mark Belinsky, Digital Diplomacy
Communicating in Difficult Environments Mardo Soghom, Radio Free Europe
Digital Safety Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House


11:30-12:45       Lunch


12:45-12:50       Plenary



12:50-13:35       Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions

Topic Facilitator
1.Online Communications Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2.Online Communications Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
3.Online Communications Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox
4.Citizen Journalism Montserrat Nicolas, Author and political analyst
5.Mobile Applications Mark Belinsky, Digital Democracy
6.Mobile Applications Dale Zak, Apps4Good
7.Understanding Public Opinion Tomas Cerkasas, Garage48
8.Mapping Data Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
9.Online Fundraising Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
10.Crowdsourcing Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
11.Digital Safety Training Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House
12.Using Video Based Tools Tiit Paananen, Skype
13.Social Media Applications Mark Trammell, Twitter
14.Social Media Applications Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
15.Operating in Difficult Environments Kenan Aliyev and Mardo Soghom , Radio Free Europe
16.Empowering Organiazations Michal Szwarc and Alicja Peszkowska, TechSoupGlobal


13:35-13:50       Plenary


13:50-15:05       Hands-On Training Stations

Topic Facilitator
1. Online Organizing: Networking and communicating Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2. Cracking Down on Corruption: One Mobile App at a Time Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
3. Digital Safety Training Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House
4. Mapping Data: Open Government and Transparency Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
5. Mobile Applications: Building Apps for Charity Dale Zak, Apps4Good
6. Online Organizing: Creating Small Villages Montserrat Nicolas, author and political analyst
7. How to use Social Media Mark Trammell, Twitter
8. Keeping Tactics Straightforward and Simple: The Basics

of Citizen Engagement Through New Media Tools

Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox
9. Online Campaigning Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
10. Crowdsourcing: Utilizing the Knowledge of the Crowd Camilla Hawthorne , Radio Free Europe
11. Live Mapping in Crisis and Advocacy Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
12. The Power of Mobile: FrontlineSMS and Others Mark Belinsky, Digital Democracy
13. The Power of Video Tiit Paananen, Skype
14. Tailoring Your Own Ecosystem Elizabeth Linder, Facebook


15:05-15:35       Afternoon break


15:35-15:40       Plenary




15:30-16:15       Small Groupwork on Brainstorming Problems

Topic Facilitator
1. Online Communications Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2. Online Communications Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
3. Online Communications Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox
4. Citizen Journalism Montserrat Nicolas, author and political analyst
5. Mobile Applications Mark Belinsky, Digital Democracy
6. Mobile Applications Dale Zak, Apps4Good
7. Understanding Public Opinion Tomas Cerkasas, Garage48
8. Mapping Data Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
9. Online Fundraising Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
10. Crowdsourcing Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
11. Digital Safety Training Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House
12. Using Video Based Tools Tiit Paananen, Skype
13. Social Media Applications Mark Trammell, Twitter
14. Social Media Applications Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
15. Operating in Difficult Environments Kenan Aliyev and Mardo Soghom, Radio Free Europe
16. Empowering Organiazations Michal Szwarc and Alicja Peszkowska, TechSoupGlobal


16:25-16:30 Plenary
16:30-17:00 Connecting with Problems
17:30 No Host Reception at Vinchenso Wine Bar

Location: Upės st. 6, Vilnius

18:15 Bus 1 from Radisson to Europa
19:30 Bus 2 from Radisson to Europa

Agenda for TechCamp: Vilnius - Day 2

Thursday, June 30th


10:00-10:30       Networking, coffee and tea


10:30-11:00       Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2

Allen Gunner, Moderator


11:00-11:55       Small Groupwork on Identifying Solutions

Problem Statement Facilitator
# 1 - How do I track and measure what happens after someone submits a complaint to a prosecutor? Civil Society Facilitator
# 2 - How can I stop important election information from being suppressed by spam filters? Civil Society Facilitator
# 3 - How do I make the invisible visible in a repressive regime, in countries

that can easily shut down all online tools and networks?

Civil Society Facilitator
# 4 - How do I ensure access to critical and verified information for conflict prevention? Civil Society Facilitator
# 5 - How can we support and help NGOs that are not registered or are

considered illegal in the country in which they operate?

Civil Society Facilitator
# 6 - How do we mobilize a network of students for social good? Civil Society Facilitator
# 7 - How do I use data from monitoring reports to achieve real impact? Civil Society Facilitator
# 8 - How do I use online tools to help candidates running for local election? Civil Society Facilitator
# 9 - How can NGOs in restrictive societies circumvent Internet site blockages? Civil Society Facilitator
# 10 - How do we create a trusted system of community reporting for victims of violence and crime? Civil Society Facilitator
# 11 - How do I protect my identity and security when receiving donated funds or grants? Civil Society Facilitator
# 12 - How can technology and online tools empower democracy efforts in

countries where democracy is new or has a bad image?

Civil Society Facilitator
# 13 - How can we use mobile phones to gather data? Civil Society Facilitator
# 14 - How do NGOs help each other to target new audiences and resources? Civil Society Facilitator

11:55-12:05       Plenary


12:05-13:30       Interactive Training Sessions

Topic Facilitator
Online Organizing: Networking and communicating Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cracking Down on Corruption: One Mobile App at a Time Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
Digital Safety Training Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House
Mobile Applications: Building Apps for Charity Dale Zak, Apps4Good
Online Organizing: Creating Small Villages Montserrat Nicolas, author and political analyst
How to use Social Media Mark Trammell, Twitter
Keeping Tactics Straightforward and Simple: The Basics

of Citizen Engagement Through New Media Tools

Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox
Online Campaigning Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
Crowdsourcing: Utilizing the Knowledge of the Crowd Camilla Hawthorne , Radio Free Europe
Live Mapping in Crisis and Advocacy Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
The Power of Mobile: FrontlineSMS and Others Mark Belinsky, Digital Democracy
The Power of Video Tiit Paananen, Skype
Tailoring Your Own Ecosystem Elizabeth Linder, Facebook


13:30-14:45       Lunch


14:45-14:50       Plenary


14:50-15:50       Small Groupwork on Mapping Resources and Action Plan

Problem Statement Facilitator
# 2 - How can we prevent relevant election information from being suppressed by spam? Civil Society Facilitator
# 6 - How can we mobilize a network of students for social good? Civil Society Facilitator
# 7 - How can we monitor data reports and make data actionable? Civil Society Facilitator
# 8 - How can we use online tools to help a new generation of candidates for local elections? Civil Society Facilitator
# 10 - How can we create a trusted system of community reporting for victims of violence and crime? Civil Society Facilitator
# 11 - How can we ensure donor/grantee transparency and accountability while not endangering grantee security? (consider data security practices on donor side) Civil Society Facilitator
# 13 - How can we encourage the use of the mobile phone as a data-gathering device? (showcase the wide range of mobile capabilities?)

How can we collect and share information about existing open source mobile tools and solutions?

Civil Society Facilitator
Discussion Topics
# 1 - How do we promote digital literacy?
# 3 - How do we harness social movements and steer them towards political movements?
# 4 - How do we educate people as to the full potential of mobile phones?
# 5 - How do we reach older audiences using social media? How do we educate older audiences on social media?
# 9 - How can NGOs identify good IT contractors to minimize the risk of failure?
# 12 - How to coordinate your online channels and to know where you and your issues are being mentioned online? Allen Gunn
#14 - How to activate/motivate volunteers? Marius Ulozas
#15 - How do we find the necessary information and resources to launch open data movements in our countries? Justin

15:50-16:20       Afternoon Break


16:20-17:15       Interactive Training Q&A

Topic Facilitator
Online Organizing: Networking and communicating Vincent Ducrey, France Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cracking Down on Corruption: One Mobile App at a Time Artas Bartas, Entrepreneur, Startup Weekend fan
Digital Safety Training Danilo Bakovic, Freedom House
Mapping Data: Open Government and Transparency Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
Mobile Applications: Building Apps for Charity Dale Zak, Apps4Good
Online Organizing: Creating Small Villages Montserrat Nicolas, author and political analyst
How to use Social Media Mark Trammell, Twitter
Keeping Tactics Straightforward and Simple: The Basics of

Citizen Engagement Through New Media Tools

Juan Manuel Casanueva, Citivox + special guest - Eric Gundersen -mapping guy
Online Campaigning Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica Ltd
Crowdsourcing: Utilizing the Knowledge of the Crowd Camilla Hawthorne , Radio Free Europe
Live Mapping in Crisis and Advocacy Jaroslav Valuch, Standby Taskforce
The Power of Mobile: FrontlineSMS and Others Mark Belinsky, Digital Democracy
The Power of Video Tiit Paananen, Skype
Tailoring Your Own Ecosystem Elizabeth Linder, Facebook

17:15-17:30 Plenary
17:30-17:40 TechCamp in Your Own Words
17:40-18:25 Final Presentations
18:25-18:30 Acknowledgements
18:30-18:35 Call to Action and Closing Remarks
18:40 Group Photo
18:50 Reception at Radisson
19:30 Bus 1 from Radisson to Europa
21:00 Bus 2 from Radisson to Europa
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