All Meaning Fringe 2019

Tech for Meaning: Putting responsible technology at the heart of our organisations

Tech for Good, Brighton

Tuesday 12 November

6:00pm - 8:30pm

68 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

What if we were all a bit ‘better’ in how we used the internet and tech? What would ‘Fair Trade’ for tech look like? And what is the role for 21st century businesses and civil society organisations in ensuring tech is more ethical and drives real positive change?

This special ‘Meaning Fringe’ Tech for Good event aims to explore how we can put positive meaning back into tech.

With Big Tech companies taking over both our private lives and workspaces, questions around trust, privacy and ethics have become all too common. The ‘techlash’ offers opportunities for emerging technologies to be designed in a more transparent and inclusive way. It also provides an incentive for both 21st century businesses and civil society organisations to ensure digital tech is used more
ethically and drives real positive change.

Join us for Tech for Good Brighton where businesses, social enterprises, techies, charities, community groups and curious minds come together to explore how digital technology can be a force for positive change.

There will be talks from:

  • Hannah Kitcher, Communications Manager, Doteveryone
    Doteveryone is the responsible technology think tank. They research how technology is changing society, create products and prototypes that show what responsible technology looks like, and catalyse communities to create change. Hannah is responsible for increasing awareness of responsible technology and for championing this important work across age.
  • Jenni Lloyd, Senior Programme Manager, Government Innovation, Nesta
    Nesta is UK’s Innovation Foundation. Jenni runs the ShareLab Fund which has a mission to grow evidence and understanding of how collaborative digital platforms can deliver social impact. Prior to Nesta, Jenni founded PurposeLab -an experimental consultancy designed to explore purposeful work. She is the current chair of the Brighton Digital Festival, a trustee of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation, a non-executive director of Wired Sussex and is one of the team who founded Meaning conference.

There will be reactions from leading ‘tech for good’ advocates the tech/business sector including:

  • Ellie Hale, Communities Lead, Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST)
  • Rich Denyer-Bewick, Operations Director, Citizens Online
  • Digital agencies TBC

There will be opportunity too for community shout-outs – not to forget the usual drinks, tunes and informal networking.

Meaning Fringe events are independently organised and ticketed.