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Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Well-being

Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

We are partnering with the WHEELS Global Foundation for this Innovation Breakfast Series event titled “Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Well-being.”

In the mid-20th century, many believed emerging technologies would eradicate poverty, hunger, and sickness and build a more just and sustainable world.  Anything seemed possible! But in the intervening decades, technology took a sharp turn away from addressing social challenges. Today, that dream is being revived.  Across the globe, sustainable technologies are being developed and reimagined to help meet basic human needs, address social injustices, and create more balanced and prosperous communities.

The WHEELS Global Foundation, headquartered in Reston, is on the forefront of this important work.  What is the opportunity for our community – for all communities –  to benefit, and what role does philanthropy play in promoting technology that advances social well-being?

Join us for breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 8:00-10:30 a. m. at Valo Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. The speakers are David Heyman, co-founder, Smart City Works; Brian Komar, Vice President at Salesforce.org, and Suresh Shenoy, Executive Vice President, Alyx Technologies, and President of the WHEELS Global Foundation.

Register Today!

Registration is $40 and includes a continental breakfast.

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