Three days ago in Warsaw, the second edition of the Sektor 3.0 Conference took place. Technology can significantly change and improve the way in which social organizations operate. This is what I believe in, and what NetSquared is all about. Fortunately, we are not just a bunch of crazy people -- an official event here, in Poland, somehow makes our belief grounded and more legitimate.
The agenda was full. The conference was opened with speeches by funders, government representatives, and practitioners (like Chris Worman from TechSoup). Afterwards -- depending on a chosen track -- participants were able to take part in three 20 minutes workshops on different stages of IT. A summary of the workshops and a panel discussion came afterwards, followed by the closing speech. Was this enough to convince the unconvinced? To support the early adopters? To enable sharing and discussions around technology and social change? I am not sure. Nevertheless, I want to tell you what I have learned.
I learned that I learn the best via conversations and interactions, and that is why workshops were my favourite agenda point. I also learned that there are a few things you can do having 20 minutes and a group of people to your disposal when running a session.