2014 Richmond Agenda

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Aspiration events are first and foremost convened to strengthen the ties and social networks of technology practitioners in the non-profit/non-governmental sectors.

The #CATechFest session list is co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up to and during the Festival. We strongly encourage you to join in the fun at this unique and interactive gathering!

The agenda is designed and facilitated using Aspiration's unique participatory model, in an environment where powerpoint slides are discouraged and dialog and collaboration drive the learning.

Our philosophy centers around getting participants into small-group discussions where they can discuss topics they are passionate about and get answers to their questions and curiosities. Sessions at Aspirations have particular traits; we de-emphasize presentations and lecture, and instead focus on "break-out" sessions that are self-organized whenever possible.

CA Tech Fest Session Guidelines

Session times will change, session titles will morph, new sessions will come and existing ones will go. But this is the latest we know, and we invite your feedback and contributions.

You are welcome to add a session, but make sure to place the link here. Please do not change the time of any session that you are *not* facilitating :^)

Thursday September 25

8:30am - Coffee and Registration

9:00am - Opening Circle

9:30am - Interactive Participant Plenary

10:00am - Introductory discussions: Why do we do what we do?

10:30am - Agenda Creating and Hacking

11:30 am - Breakout Session

12:00pm - Lunch

Sit with folks you don't know!

1:00pm - Interactive Project Showcases Around the State

2:00pm - Break

2:30pm - Breakout Session

3:30pm - Closing Circle

4:00pm - Group Photo

4:15pm - Happy Hour

Friday September 26

9:00am - Opening Circle

10:45 am - Breakout Sessions

11:20am - Break

11:30am - Interactive Skill Sharing Session

Peers shared skills and experience in one on one or small groups.

12:30pm - Lunch

Sit with folks you don't know!

1:45pm - Breakout Sessions

2:45pm - Break

3:00pm - Where From Here

3:30pm - Closing Circle