In a networked world, weak social ties, not close relationships, are the ones that often lead to new opportunities and spark innovative ideas. Social media and other technologies help bridge geographic and cultural boundaries more easily than ever, but being connected alone is not enough.
At this November 2011 event, held as part of DC Week, the British Council and the New America Foundation hosted a lively conversation on technology, connections and trust with panelists from the performing arts, government and local media.
This event was part of the British Council's Transatlantic Network 2020, a project that connects the next generation of influencers across a wide variety of professional sectors in Europe and North America to work together to tackle global issues. The British Council thanks FutureGov for supporting this event.
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