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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, 6:30am–8:30am
  • 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, 10:30am–12:00pm
  • 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, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Speakers

  • Councilman Nick J. Mosby

    Councilman Nick J. Mosby

    COUNCILMAN NICK J. MOSBY was elected to the Baltimore City Council in November 2011, and represents a diverse group of neighborhoods in the 7th District of West Baltimore. This product of the Baltimore City Public School System and proud Baltimore Polytechnic Institute alum has always had a love for Baltimore. Following graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, he returned to his beloved city to pursue his dream of owning a home and jumping into the political arena.

  • Edward Papenfuse

    Edward Papenfuse

    Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse recently retired as the Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents, positions he has held since 1975. He helped design the Archives building, co-created the Maryland State Archives website, and teaches courses at the University of Maryland College Park, the University of Maryland Law School, and the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of ''In Pursuit of Profit: The Annapolis Merchants in the Era of the American Revolution'' (1975), with Joseph M. Coale, ''The Hammond- Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908'' (1982) and ''The Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland 1608-1908'' (2003). He was named a Digital Preservation Pioneer by the National Archives in 2011.

  • Rodney Foxworth

    Rodney Foxworth

    Rodney Foxworth is a social justice advocate, community builder, and grassroots grantmaker. Rodney is Community Manager of BMe, a nonprofit social venture organization developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with Open Society Foundations that celebrates black men as societal assets and funds, promotes and networks enterprising black male leaders across a growing number of U.S. cities. He is also co-founder and co-organizer of SocEnt Breakfast, a monthly meetup that convenes Baltimore-area social entrepreneurs.

  • 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.