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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

  • 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.

  • Merlin Hanson

    Merlin Hanson

    Merlin taught history and served as a librarian for 13 years in Baltimore County Public School before moving to The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland as the middle school librarian in 2010. Merlin has served on the board of directors for multiple cultural institutions, including the Great War Association in PA where he was also the media liaison, and more recently as VP of the board of the Fire Museum of Maryland. Merlin also owns Hanson Mechanical Restorations, a historic Jeep restoration shop which was featured on the National Geographic show Family Guns. Merlin consistently works with a few graduates in his shop as a continuance of his belief in hands-on experiences and learning for young adults.

  • Henry Blue

    Henry Blue

    A co-founder of Alchemy Learning, Henry Blue, works with cultural institutions and organizations to help them reach modern learners thought digital education programming. Prior to Alchemy Learning, Henry taught at the Boys' Latin School of Maryland and Xinyu College in Jiangxi, China. Henry holds a B.A. from Davidson College, an M.A. from University of Virginia, and a graduate certificate in instructional technology from UMBC.

  • 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.

  • Eliza Nevers

    Eliza Nevers

    Eliza Nevers is the Vice President of Product for AOL Platforms. In this role, she is responsible for driving product innovation and development of programmatic platform solutions. Since joining Advertising.com in 2005, Eliza has held a variety of positions within the product management organization and has overseen all aspects of the product development lifecycle for both internal infrastructure projects and externally facing products. Most recently, Eliza has leveraged her knowledge of the Advertising.com business to conceptualize, develop and release AdLearn Open Platform and MARKETPLACE by ADTECH.