Saturday, October 13, 2018
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Opening remarks and morning plenaries 9:30AM (livestream)

Morning panel 10:15AM (livestream)
Misinformation, democracy, and civic participation

Morning breakout sessions 11:30AM

  • #MoreThanCode: Practitioners Reimagine the landscape of tech for justice and equity
  • Technology and ethics, what private sector can learn from public sector
  • Mapping the opioid epidemic: A community-based approach leveraging technology
  • Coding it Forward: Engaging students and the next generation of digital leaders


Reflections with Amy Davies 2:00PM (livestream)
Assistant Dean for Student Services and Programs, Harvard Kennedy Schooll

Afternoon breakout sessions 2:30PM

  • State of digital transformation and proposing a maturity model for digital services
  • Defending the 2020 Census against Disinformation
  • Community-Led Development / Building Technology for Advocacy Orgs
  • Identity and access: A conversation on data standards and ethics in humanitarian aid

Reflections with Afua Bruce 4:00PM (livestream)
Director Of Engineering, Public Interest Technology at New America

Closing keynote 4:15PM (livestream)
Technology, advocacy, and workers' rights

Closing remarks 5:00PM with David Eaves (livestream)

Reception to follow

Breakout speakers include:

  • Kathy Pham, Senior Research Fellow, digital HKS, and Adjunct Lecturer 
  • Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer, Province of Ontario, Canada 
  • Raphael Majma, Public Interest Tech Fellow 
  • Maya Ganesh, Researcher and Doctoral Candidate, Leuphana University
  • Rob Baker, Director, Signal Program on Human Security and Technology
  • Rahel Dette, McCloy Fellow and MPP 2019, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Natan Last, Innovation Strategy Advisor, Airbel Center (R&D at the IRC) 
  • Chris Kuang, Co-Founder, Coding It Forward
  • Georges Clement, Co-Founder,
  • Maya Wagoner, User Experience Designer, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Jeremiah Lindemann, Public Interest Tech Census Fellow
  • Ben McGuire, Student, MPP 2019, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Maria Filippelli, Public Interest Tech Census Fellow, Leadership Conference