Thursday General Session

Join NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, to start your conference off with inspiration and fun. NTC Presenting Sponsor Microsoft will help Amy announce the recipients of the annual NTEN Award, Rob Stuart Memorial Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our main event includes 7 Ignite presentations. These fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations both inspire and entertain.┬áThe theme for the presentations is “My ___ Fail Story” – you’ll hear from community members about their lessons learned – often the hard way – and recommendations for how you can benefit from their experience.

Amy Sample Ward
Nonprofit Technology Network
Amy Sample Ward is NTEN's CEO. She is also a speaker and author focused on leveraging social technologies for social change. In 2013, Amy co-authored Social Change Anytime Everywhere with Allyson Kapin. She previously co-authored Social by Social: a handbook in using new technologies for social impact. She has worked in and with advocacy organizations, private foundations, and community groups in the US, UK and around the world.

James Rooney
Microsoft Corporation
Senior Manager, Technology for Good