How Shared Experiences Enable Global Understanding
Technology is changing the world and enabling people from anywhere to connect and share experiences that create wonder and inspire. Skype’s social good initiative, Skype in the classroom (SITC), is an example of how technology that connects can enable world change - connecting over 30,000 educators from more than 190 countries with other students and guest speakers from around the world for shared learning experiences. One of the first organizations that began using this platform to connect with teachers and students was Peace One Day, a global non-profit dedicated to reducing violence and conflict. In this session Andrew Schmidt, Skype Head of Social Good and Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Founder will discuss how their organizations partnered to increase awareness about the need for global tolerance and understanding among young people. They will discuss the technological and logistical challenges they've faced and challenge the audience to think of new ways to bridge the divide.
Additional Supporting Materials
- What can technology do to advance awareness of and provide a solution for a global issue and a cause?
- How are we navigating the challenges of connecting a society like the US with advanced infrastructure to a remote place of the world with little to no technological infrastructure?
- Can an individual instigate change using technology or do you need the support of a larger organization to truly spotlight a cause?
- How is technology better at empowering individual s than more traditional ways of advancing social good?
- How is technology advancing the social return on investment for CSR programs?
Dara Cothran, Account Director, Kaplow PR
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