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CRS ICT4D Conference 2015: Increasing Impact Through Innovation

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  • Emma Schwartz
  • January 8, 2015
Increasing Impact Through Innovation

Mark your calendars now for the 2015 CRS ICT4D Conference May 27-29 in Chicago, IL. This year’s Catholic Relief Services ICT4D conference – “Increasing Impact Through Innovation”—will bring together thought leaders and experienced professionals from around the world to share and explore methods for systematically integrating information and communications technology into relief and development programs.

When: May 27-29, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL USA
Who should attend: NGO staff, donors, educators, government representatives and technology solution providers interested in applying ICT4D solutions to enhance the quality and accountability of development and relief programs.

Apply to be a Speaker
Each year, featured speakers share a range of experiences in implementing ICT4D solutions, stimulate discussion concerning the challenges and best practices surrounding their use, and introduce attendees to new ways of doing relief and development work. Click here to learn more about fees, application deadlines and the four conference tracks, or view past presentations from 2014.

Become an Exhibitor
Exhibitors have a unique opportunity to share information with leaders and key decision makers across the world that are promoting the use of ICT4D within their own organizations. In 2014, more than 400 such leaders joined CRS in Nairobi, Kenya from a broad spectrum of private businesses, governmental, non-governmental organizations, research and education institutions, and foundations. Find details here

Become a Sponsor
Join sponsors including NetHope, Accenture and USAID in promoting the strategic use of technology innovations to improve development impacts. Sponsorship is a great way to communicate your commitment to relief and development work. More than 400 participants from 58 countries engaged in the 2014 ICT4D Conference. Should your organization choose to sponsor the conference this year, there are three sponsorship levels offered to reach these decision makers and field innovators. Learn more here.

Participate in Challenges
Catholic Relief Services will issue challenges that provide an opportunity for individuals to tackle unique problems, demonstrate their creativity, win prizes, and have a positive impact. Challenges will be posted March 1st and winners will be featured at the conference. Click here to view the challenges and winners from last year.

View the event website for more details, or register here >>

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