Date: 17 February 2015
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (registration will open at 08:30)
Venue: Charlemagne Building,
De Gasperi Room, 170 Rue de la Loi, B-1049-Brussels
Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI).
The study explores how emerging digital technologies, and the digital economy can transform society by mobilisation of collective action and enable a more collaborative economy, new ways of making, citizen participation, sustainability and social innovation.
On February 17th we will gather leading European practitioners, funders, academics and policy makers from EU, national, regional and local governments working on Digital Social Innovation to discuss lessons from the research and the future of DSI in Europe.
We have got a great list of speakers and panellist confirmed including:
- Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta
- Robert Madelin, Director General, DGConnect
- Julia Reda, European Parliament
- Marijete Schaake, European Parliament
- Evgeny Morozov, writer and editorialist
- Tom Steinberg, mySociety and Populus project
- Zoe Romano, Arduino
- Chris Sigaloff, Director of Kennisland
On www.digitalsocial.eu you can read more about the research and explore the network of DSI organisations that has been developed as part of the research.