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Friday, July 19 • 4:10pm - 4:20pm
⚡️Lightning Talk: Mass Migrations — Can technology help those forced to flee?

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From Syria to Venezuela, the 21st century is already defined by mass migrations of people fleeing unsafe and unstable situations at home. Each instance is unique, but some of the problems the people involved face are shared. With climate change already at its tipping point, freedom of movement may well be the primary human rights issue of this century, and technology could potentially be leveraged at many levels of this struggle. Starting from human centered stories, this talk will seed a few ideas about that potential, while also challenging the notion that technology is *the* solution.

What will You learn?
People will benefit hopefully by the opening of a discussion on a vitally important topic, and creating connections between people interested in furthering their thinking and work in this area.


Matt Davis

Director of Engineering, Third and Grove
Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 4:10pm - 4:20pm PDT
Lightning Salon Universal Access Hall