Over 60 speakers from seven countries, more than 600 participants and a prize of PLN 40,000 for TUS Foundation - that is how one can initially encapsulate “Sector 3.0” – the two-day event devoted to the Internet and use of new technologies by NGOs that was held in the Copernicus Science Center on May 18-19.
During the opening conference Prof. Anna Giza – Poleszczuk, University of Warsaw Vice-Rector, spoke about the problems connected to the conference’s leading slogan HumanTech. Both worlds – human and technology – are intertwined, and the Sector 3.0 Conference is an attempt to answer the question which is: to what extent they are interdependent and what we can do to use that interdependence in the best possible way. The Professor also spoke about problems with introducing new technologies by public sector and about difficulties faced by social sector with promoting such solutions.
The event (held in the Copernicus Science Center on the first day and in the seats of supporting institutions, organizations and companies on the second day) was organized by the Information Society Development Foundation. The event was attended by over 600 people who came from all over Poland and watched on-line by over 1,500 people, mainly NGO members from several dozen localities as well as representatives of business, public administration and academic world. The event was also an occasion to present the PAFF – Sector 3.0 ICT for Local Development award of PLN 40,000 which went to TUS Foundation in Warsaw. The Foundation has created the first in Poland base of places adjusted for the disabled, available at www.niepelnosprawnik.pl. Niepełnosprawnik helps the disabled in Gdańsk, Poznań, Warszawa and Wrocław find services close to their house.
The Sector 3.0 Conference was attended by several internationally renowned experts. One of them was Canadian futurist and writer Karl Schroeder, who in his lecture on “A Man in Digital era – closer or further apart?” presented his concept of dependence between the interpersonal relations and technological progress. George Hedon, founder of the Pause Fest, the biggest festival of creativeness and new technologies held in Australia, told the audience how new technologies and digital development can correlate with creativeness, stimulate creative thinking and develop latent talents which might otherwise never appear.
On the first day, there were 18 simultaneous seminars, including: “Crises on the Internet”, “Cooperation with Influencers”, “Technologies used for Profit”, or “How do they see you on the Internet?”. There were also presentations of new technologies, such as robots or applications teaching first aid (program details).
Why was the “Sector 3.0” HumanTech Conference an outstanding event?
- Over 600 people visited Sector 3.0 during two days
- More than 1.500 people watched the event on-line
- According to Twitter Trends, on May 18 the #sektor2016 hashtag ranked first
- On the conference day the Sector 3.0 fanpage was watched by over 46,000 users (data of May 18)
- The total reach by Sector 3.0 in community media is almost 2 million users data of May 18)
The main partner of the conference is Intel, and the technological partners include Orange and Microsoft. The supporting partner is Uber. The conference takes place under the patronage of the Ministry of Digitalization. The event is part of the Broad Agreement for Digital Skills. The conference is also supported by the Copernicus Science Center.
“Sector 3.0” is one of the elements of the “ICT for Local Development” Program which is an initiative of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation implemented by the Information Society Development Foundation. The objective of the program is to promote the use of ICT by NGOs, especially at the local level.
Report by Michał Jadczak at technologie.ngo.pl
More about the program at: www.technologielokalnie.pl
More about Sector 3.0 at:
For more information, contact:
Jean Ekwa, tel. 502 072 311
Małgorzata Dąbrowska, tel. 722 002 316