The City of Sydney is exploring how small business and communities are using technology as a tool for positive social change.
“Gigabytes and Giving Back: Using technology for social good”, taking place this evening, is to feature a panel of experts discussing the social good that can be delivered when government, foundations, individuals and business work together.
Jacqueline Fuller, Director of Google.org, will be giving a keynote address on the possibilities of technology being used to make a difference.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that tech start-ups are providing opportunities for Sydney to become “socially sustainable.”
“Sydney is the natural home for Australian technology start-ups, so it’s exciting to be hosting this event that explores how innovative solutions can be created for social good,” Ms Moore said.
“Whether it’s crowd-funding projects that need a helping hand, or collaborating on a new design to solve a problem, new technologies are opening up opportunities for people to support one another.”
The panel discussion will feature Karen Skinner, National Director of petition platform Change.org.
“Change.org has been used by more than 70 million people in 196 countries to transform their communities,” Ms Skinner said.
“The opportunity to make a difference is greater than ever before. It used to be difficult and expensive to galvanise people to support a cause, but the internet has changed that. Technology has made us more connected.”
The talk is taking place this evening, Monday 13 October at 6.30pm, at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place. Tickets are free but essential at cityrecitalhall.com.