The Stanford Social Innovation Review will host a two-day conference, “Data on Purpose: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World,” Feb. 15–16 in Stanford, Calif.

According to organizers, this year’s Data on Purpose conference will be a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, examining some of the larger forces for good and ill shaping public discourse and action—from “click-tivism” and cyber-hate to movement-building to fake news—and present emerging technologies and tools that can make the work of social innovation more efficient and effective.

Topics that will be explored at this year’s conference include:

  • “Digital Dependency? How Nonprofits Fit in the World of Big Tech,”
  • “Combatting Hate Speech Online,”
  • “What Open 990s Mean for You,”
  • “Into the Breach: Emerging Practices in Digital Security,”
  • “Effectively Partnering with Governments (and Their Data),”
  • “Assessing Your Data Maturity,”
  • “Blockchain and Digital Currency,” and
  • “Understanding Your Nonprofit Ecosystem Through Data Visualization.”

The conference will also feature a series of quick “Technology for Good” presentations, where organizations addressing various challenges—such as education, health and the environment—will show how they are using the tools of the connected world to make a difference.

Fees for this event range up to $950.

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