MaketechX will host a conference in Berlin next month, drawing upon the expertise and enthusiasm of a stellar line-up of speakers to discuss and formulate tech-based solutions for change.
From news stories about Twitter protests in Iran to using Flickr to track sealife, it's difficult to deny technology's now-fundamental role in facilitating and promoting social and environmental change. Yet determining the best course of action when using any tech medium can be unclear at times, which is why we can't get enough of any and every organisation that brings together tech experts and big thinkers to help map out a way forward.
MaketechX places itself at the intersection of tech know-how and progressive thinking using a three-pronged approach: via blogging on technological innovations that have positive social impact; hosting events with leading experts; and, through their about-to-be-unveiled mobile unit (dubbed the Fablab) that features industrial manufacturing methods meaning creators can whip up a prototype of their idea on the spot. The entire MaketechX ecosystem is specifically set up to allow everyone to explore the options available when it comes to changing our world for the better.
From November 8 – 9, MaketechX will host a conference in Berlin, summoning a strong line-up of speakers and presenters from Google, Change.org, Greenpeace, Jovoto and Bitcoins Berlin among others to trigger lively debates, head up discussions and, perhaps most importantly, ignite creativity. There will also be an opportunity to turn words and thoughts into action with the presence of the Fablab onsite (its first outing) allowing participants to mock up workable prototypes of their ideas.
Check out the complete list of speakers and the program by heading over to the website.
Author: Anna Rees/ RESET editorial