Social Media Week: Open UN - Engagement in the age of real-time

As part of Social Media Week, Global Pulse is hosting a series of presentations and panel discussions focusing on the theme: "Open UN: Engagement in the Age of Real-Time." 

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11:30 – 12.15      Presentation by PSFK: The Future of Real-Time report
PSFK, a New York City based trends research and innovation company, and United Nations Global Pulse, a project harnessing innovation to protect vulnerable populations during crises, teamed up to produce the Future of Real-Time report. This report surveys the global real-time landscape to identify trends and opportunities that are rapidly transforming the relationships between societies and technology.

12:15 – 12:30     Keynote by Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, Global Pulse

12:30 - 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 14:30     Panel Discussion: Real-time field operations
Is real-time citizen engagement the engine of relief and development in the 21st century?
Recent experiences in both disaster relief and ongoing development efforts show that there is a potential to leverage real-time information and open collaboration for operational efforts. There are powerful—and dependent—connections between emerging technologies and communities. The panel will explore how new tools and approaches are already changing facts on the ground.

14:30 -  14:45     Q&A

14:45 - 15:00      Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00      Panel Discussion: Institutions in the age of real-time
How must local, national and global institutions adapt to succeed in the real-time world?
Real-time technologies and strategies of openness represent both an opportunity and a profound threat to how institutions and governments organize themselves to deliver services in the 21st century. Increasingly, individuals are empowered to interact directly with one another, challenging the hierarchical structures and processes of traditional institutions. However for organizations that are able to harness the untapped potential of global communities in real-time, the possibilities are mind-blowing.

16:00 - 16:30      Q&A

16:30  Finish

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Concourse Theater, The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York NY 10019

Social Media Week

Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media.

Delivered primarily through a network of internationally hosted biannual conferences and online through social and mobile media, Social Media Week brings hundreds of thousands of people together every year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media’s role in society.

Social Media Week was held for the first time in February 2009 in New York City, and was launched as a “distributed conference,” with events taking place in locations throughout the city with organizations such as the New York Times, Wired, Razorfish and Nielsen. Over 2,500 people attended over forty individual events, and thousands more participated online.

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Thu, 2011-02-10 11:30