Newcomers or other interested attendees can meet with NTEN staff and NTC Ambassadors — experienced NTEN community members — who will let you know more about NTC and answer any questions. If you like, head on over with them to one of the unofficial community events for further socializing before the conference.
Time: 5pm-6pm (come anytime)
Location: Concourse 1 – Outside of Hall A (Near Registration)
Speaker & VIP Reception - San Jose Ballroom @ The Marriott
Serving the worldwide philanthropic community for 35 years, Blackbaud combines innovative software, services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to power the passion of approximately 35,000 customers, including nonprofits, K-12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, foundations, and other charitable giving entities. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. Blackbaud’s portfolio of software and services supports nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing,advocac
Visit Blackbaud at booth 1121 to talk with an expert and get a glimpse into the technology innovations that are happening in the philanthropic community!
Join NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, to start your conference off with inspiration and fun. Jane Meseck, Director, Global Citizenship & Public Affairs, the NTC Presenting Sponsor, will share updates from Microsoft Philanthropies and help Amy announce the recipient of the annual NTEN Award to the community member who embodies the values and spirit of this community. The 16NTC Welcome committee has tips, restaurant suggestions and more for you, too!
Our main event includes 7 Ignite presentations. These fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations both education and entertain. This morning’s theme is “My ____ Career” - you’ll hear from community members about their lessons learned - sometimes the hard way - and careers made through many winding paths.
Session Hashtag: #16NTCignitecareer
Exhibit Hall Opens – Lunch in the Exhibit Hall - Birds of a Feather
Ask the Data
Presented by Microsoft
Virtual Desktop Solutions: Benefits and Solutions to Make Them Work for You
Presented by Amazon Web Services
Break – Exhibit Hall Open
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Momentum for Change: Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity
At NTEN, we strive for a world in which every nonprofit uses technology to effectively and efficiently meet their mission and making last change. Today, nonprofits – regardless of where they are located, how many staff they have, or the size of their budget – want to do more with technology to activate supporters, raise money, engage their community around issues, and deliver programs and services.
With 60 Million Americans unable to participate from home in the kind of Internet experience many of us take for granted, it’s critical that as nonprofit staff we question our assumptions and address myths around connectivity in our communities.
This morning, we will hear from three passionate and experienced leaders. Between the three presenters, we will explore both the myths that hold us back from effective engagement as well as real-world examples of successful models for addressing systemic barriers to digital equity, and the realities of urban, suburban, and rural communities.
In the spirit of this morning’s plenary focus, NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, will also announce the recipient of the annual Rob Stuart Memorial Award, celebrating an organization or community organizing a movement for impact. See 3 Communications and YouTube will present the finalists and winners of the 2016 DoGooder Video Awards.
Connie Stewart, Executive Director at the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University
Diana Rodriguez, Director of Digital Learning and Technology, Youth Policy Institute
Martin Wolske, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Digital Inclusion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Session Hashtag: #16NTCMomentum
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall - Birds of a Feather
Exploring the Impacts of a Successful Nonprofit Intranet: A Case Study and Live Tour with March of Dimes
Presented by Interact Intranet
Immersive Nonprofits: How VR and AR Technology Will Change the Nonprofit Workplace and Constituent Engagement
Presented by Microsoft
From Punch Cards to 300 Million Domain Names: A (Partial) History of the World Wide Web
Presented by Public Interest Registry
Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time - Open to the Public
Smart Document Management and Collaboration
Presented by Microsoft
Don’t Miss the Global Launch of PocketCause
Presented by PocketCause
Tech Club Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with other Tech Clubbers from across the US and Canada (soon: the world!) and come learn more about what it means to start a club in your city. All are welcome.
Location: Original Gravity Public House, 66 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
Join NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, for the final day of the NTC. NTC Presenting Sponsor, Microsoft, will help Amy announce the recipient of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award to a community member whose contributions have shaped our sector (even if they are not yet retired!). Care2 will announce this year’s recipient of the Care2 Impact Award, and Tides Foundation will announce this year’s recipient of the Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest.
Our main event includes 7 Ignite presentations. These fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations both education and entertain. This morning’s theme is “NPTech Makers” - you’ll hear funny, inspirational, and honest stories from community members who saw a challenge or an opportunity and made something of it.
Session Hashtag: #16NTCignite