The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia – Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing

September 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Valo Park
7950 Jones Branch Dr
Tysons, VA 22102
$40 includes continental breakfast
Jennifer Cochran - Manager, Communications and Events

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia hosts The Innovation Breakfast Series to bring a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing our region and the role that innovation and philanthropy can play in addressing them. Join us at our next event on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 8 – 9 am for Networking and a Continental Breakfast.  The program  is from  9   am -10:30 am.

We are partnering with the WHEELS Global Foundation for this Innovation Breakfast Series event titled, “Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Well being.” In the mid 20th Century, many believed emerging technologies would eradicate poverty, hunger, and sickness and build a more just and sustainable world.  Anything seemed possible! But in the intervening decades, technology took a sharp turn away from addressing social challenges. Today, that dream is being revived.  Across the globe, sustainable technologies are being developed and re-imagined to help meet basic human needs, address social injustices, and create more balanced and prosperous communities. The WHEELS Global Foundation headquartered in Reston, VA, is on the forefront of this important work.  What is the opportunity for our community – for all communities –  to benefit, and what role does philanthropy play in promoting technology that advances social well being?

We welcome speakers Brian Komar, VP, Community Engagement,, and Suresh Shenoy, EVP, Alyx Technologies, and President, WHEELS Global Foundation.