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Civic Track Day

Wednesday, September 17
6:30am–6pm

Learn about how technology is impacting local government and civil society. Hackers, politicians, bureaucrats and citizens will meet to discuss social enterprise, the creative class and technology's economic impact.

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Track Day Events

  • #SocEnt Breakfast

    The SocEnt Breakfast is a forum and platform for idea sharing, resource exchange and connecting among Baltimore's social entrepreneurs, nonprofit and civic leaders, community advocates, grant-makers, and social investors.

    Wednesday, September 17, 7:30am–9:30am
  • Bridging the Gap: Connecting Cultural Institutions and Learners in the Digital Age

    A lunch roundtable connecting museum professionals from area cultural institutions with educators and school leaders to examine the educating role of cultural institutions in the digital age.

    Wednesday, September 17, 11:30am–1:00pm
  • Economic Impact of the Technology Sector Roundtable

    This panel will focus on economic development and business taxes that affect the tech economy in Baltimore.

    Wednesday, September 17, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Speakers

  • Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Ferguson, 30, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2010, then becoming the youngest ever-elected State Senator in Maryland’s history. Bill is currently serving his first term as State Senator for Maryland’s 46th Legislative District. The 46th Legislative District is located entirely within Baltimore City, including neighborhoods in south Baltimore, downtown near and around the Inner Harbor, and southeast Baltimore.

  • Decker Ngongang

    Decker Ngongang

    Decker Ngongang is the Senior Associate of Fellowship Programs at Echoing Green. Decker provides day-to-day management of our search, selection, and support processes for the Black Male Achievement Fellowship Program. Prior to joining us he was VP of Programs at Mobilize.org where he focused on millennial driven solutions to funding and resource management to effect change on pressing social issues.

  • Sheri Parks

    Sheri Parks

    Sheri Parks’ research focuses on public aesthetics, with particular concern for popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures. Her book Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture will be released in paperback edition in April of 2013. She is an active public intellectual, appearing in national and local media, and is in demand as a public speaker. Dr. Parks is active in the university’s civic engagement initiatives, as a steering committee member of the Coalition for Civic Engagement and as an instructor whose classes often include projects that benefit non-profit associations. In 2008 she was recognized by the campus as the Outstanding Woman of Color and as Faculty of the Year in the University Honors Program.

  • Thibault Manekin

    Thibault Manekin

    Thibault (TBO) grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in business and marketing. In 2006, Thibault moved back to Baltimore and co-founded a real estate development firm called Seawall Development Company. Seawall’s mission is to help improve communities by breathing a new life back into forgotten old historic buildings while at the same time filling them with people who in their everyday lives are making cities better places.

  • Win Smith

    Win Smith

    Co-founder @alchemylearning, a web-based platform for bridging cultural institutions and modern learners through digital education. Previously web-based software and tech enabled services investing with @ABSCapital.