[Cambridge-social] Wedn 7:30PM - How to CREATE+MAP Yr Own OLPC/Sugar Volunteer Experience
holt at laptop.org
Tue Apr 12 13:50:54 EDT 2011
/Want to unleash global edtech volunteering in the coming decade? See
you in just over 24hrs!
/ Thinking about starting your own Social Enterprise Venture, overseas
or nearby? Just do it! Whether not you agree with every part of OLPC's
famous herculean mission:
*Join us and 20+ others from Tufts/MIT at the OLPC Foundation's
headquarters this Wedn evening 7:30PM* led my Marina Zdobnova
(presenting) & Adam Holt (responding). We'll all work together to
* Why should we volunteer, and for what, over the course of our lives?
* What makes volunteering around ICT4D / ICT4E (*) so incredibly
* Is "DIY Foreign Aide" a voluntourist joke, or a material change
in 3G intl development?
* Where can community tools like http://olpcMAP.net unleash
grassroots power in this decade?
* What volunteers have managed funds+community to unlock their
global volunteer experience?
* What's behind trendy corporate social responsibility / service
learning leadership buzzwords?
* With 2 million XO laptops distributed, how do volunteers actually
engage to prove themselves?
* What differentiates our social movements from yet another
Twitter/Facebook marketing campaign?
* How did Mike Lee (in attendance from DC!) build
http://olpcLearningClub.org far beyond so many others cities?
* What can the Mideast's Arab Spring teach US--conquering our own
fears--converting self-organized aspirations to proven opportunity?
(*) ICT4D/ICT4E = educational technology for developing countries
especially. Very informal nibbles/drinks included. Children welcome if
they participate. As with all OLPC/Sugar events, this is
volunteer-organized and volunteer-funded, so BYOD(ream) -- and be
prepared to enunciate it, no matter how unvarnished!
While we may not have time for our full/traditional Deployment Trivia
Contest this time, but we will raffle off a RED XO Laptop to the person
who asks the most genuinely eye-opening question. By popular vote when
our Wedn April 13 event ends by 9PM! But you MUST arrive on-time at
7:30PM as the 1st floor security desk will in fact close after that time:
1 Cambridge Center, 10th Floor
One Laptop per Child
Cambridge, MA 02142
Thanks!! And thanks again for bringing *your own OLPC-related
DIY/DIO(urselves) social venture idea* if possible, no matter what
continent/country/county it involves.../
Hosted in conjunction with Tuft Univ's http://compasspartners.org/meet
-- we are very honored to be included alongside their past speakers
Help kids everywhere map their world, athttp://olpcMAP.net !
*_Tufts University Compass Speakers, 2010-2011 Academic Year_*
*Lauren Kay*: Founder of Smartsitting, a high-end New-York based
tutoring and babysitting service
*Ken Estridge*: Business and Executive Coaching for Entrepreneurs and
Senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies.
*Ben Dolgoff and Mike Fruzzetti*: Founders of Peekaboo Mobile, a mobile
application that provides mobile coupons
*Daniel Goldstein*: Owner of Central Square's Clear Conscience Café
*David Campbell*: Founder and CEO of All Hands Volunteers
*David McKean*: CEO of the JFK Library Foundation
*Jim Paull*: CEO of Stellaris, an innovative solar technology and module
*Dick Simon*: Founder of Dick Simon Photography
*Antje Danielson*: Founder of ZipCar
*Rolando Robledo*: Chef of Clover Food Lab
*Camille Preston*: Founder of AIM Leadership
*Zeina Fayyaz*: Program Coordinator for the Social Innovation Forum at
*Julie Manga*: Executive Coach at Leadership Lab
*Victor Mathieux*: Founder of Brain Nectar
Nancy Wilson: Interim Dean of Tufts University's Tisch College of
Citizenship and Public Service
*Jason Evanish*: Founder of Greenhorn Connect
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