|December 16, 2014 at 7pm|
Venture Cafe - Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA 02139
What does the future of our country look like, and who decides? How can we continue trying to fix our broken democracy using the same entrenched tools and systems? Technology is the bright spot of our economy, and the tech community represents the best of American values. The unique way that the tech community attacks and solves challenges is exactly the voice we need to disrupt politics and shape our future. Who better to provide innovative solutions to both our economy and the major social challenges of our time.
**Bring your iPhones/computers!
7:00-7:30 Open Networking
7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | Alternative Futures: How the Voices of Tech Impact the Future
Ring us into the new year by celebrating tech’s potential to reboot America’s policies and politics in 2015.
8:00-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project
Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.
8:45-9:00 Open Networking
From San Francisco to Austin, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.
To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter will launch three projects this fall: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.
The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.
The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.
The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.
Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.
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The White House has announced the draft of a program that will make it easier for talented foreign inventors, researchers, and startup founders to continue creating jobs in the United States. Before the entrepreneur program can go into effect, the administration has opened a public comment period.