at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.
From the website:
The Build Peace Conference brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. How to build peace? Join us to chart the future.
Technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. Over the course of two days, we will explore how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives.
Most ICT4Peace discussions focus on early warning and crisis response. Few pay attention to the use of technology for attitude and behavior change, collaboration, dialogue, or policy advocacy. Build Peace aims to complement existing forums by expanding the discussion to encompass other important areas of peacebuilding practice.
The conference will feature keynote speakers, 5-minute ignite talks, a technology fair and various working sessions “organized around themes of peacebuilding practice where technology is contributing or has the potential to contribute.”
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The accompanying project database features more than 40 entries to date, a few of which whose use of technology was aimed at creating “new narratives” or bringing “more voices” into the process.
Via Stanford University Liberation Technology mailing list.