The Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program hosted its fourth annual Business & Human Rights Summit, Change Your World DC, at The Newseum-Knight Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, May 18, 2012. Change Your World DC showcased the ways that women are using technology and social media to influence policy, govern, engage and inspire voters, address social issues and change the world.
Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on Women, Technology and Social/Digital Media
May 17-18, 2012, Washington, DC
The Newseum- Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
5.30 pm | Cocktail reception (Co Co. Sala, 929 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004)
7.30 – 8.30 am | Breakfast and Registration
8.30-9.00 am | Morning Keynote, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
9.00 – 10.00 am | Bread and Circus – Media with a Mission – Can a movie be more than just entertainment? Can and should journalism be activism? Does online media really amplify women’s voices more readily than traditional forms of media? This panel will address these questions and more at the intersection of media, feminism and social change.
Moderator: Lauren Bohn, Journalist & Fulbright Fellow
Courtney Martin, Feministing and ValentiMartin Media
Georgia Popplewell, Managing Director, Global Voices
Holly Gordon, Executive Producer, 10×10
Lindsay Guetschow, Senior Director, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Participant Media
Lisa Belkin, Senior Columnist, Huffington Post, Parentry
Lylah Alphonse, Senior Political Editor, Yahoo! Shine
Mikaela Beardsley, Executive Producer, Half the Sky
10.15 – 11.15 am | Government 2.0 – A conversation about using the Internet, technology and social media to drive public policy, power electoral campaigns, engage voters, shape foreign policy and govern.
Moderator: Erin Vilardi, Leadership Development Strategist
Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
Anthea Watson Strong, independent consultant, former Director of Voter Experience, Technology Team, Obama for America
Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy
Lorelei Kelly, Founder, Smart Congress
Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament
Mary Rickles, Communications Director, NetRoots Nation
11.30 am – 12.30 pm | Social Media Advocacy and Women’s Health – How are people and organizations using social media and technology to advocate for policies related to women’s health? How is technology being used to serve and communicate directly with affected populations? What platforms and technology have been most effective?
Moderator: Jennifer Preston, Reporter, New York Times
Allison Fine, Senior Fellow, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action
Anastasia Goodstein, Director of Digital Programs, Inspire USA
Heather Holdridge, Director of Digital Strategy, Advocacy and Fundraising, Planned Parenthood
Rebecca Flick, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, RESOLVE
Sarah Moser, Regional Communications Director, CARE
Supriya Misra, Senior Project Manager, TeachAIDS
12.30 – 1.45 pm | Networking Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 pm | Hearts, Minds and Wallets—Using Technology and Social Media for Social Impact – What platforms, technology and tools are activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents using to inspire and engage? How can social media turn passive interest into active engagement? This panel will address these and other questions related to using social media to drive social change.
Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author and Deputy Directorthe Council on Foreign Relations
Allison Palmer, Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, GLAAD
Kristin Peterson, CEO, Inveneo
Ruth Martin, Campaign Director, MomsRising
Sean McDonald, Executive Director, Frontline SMS
Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights for Change.org
3.00 – 4.30 pm | Peak Credibility: How to present ideas in ways that will spread through technology and media, presented by Katie Orenstein , Founder and Director, The OpEd Project
3.00 – 4.30 pm | Networking Hour An opportunity to connect or continue the panel conversations.
4.45 pm | Wrap up and Close