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Trust 2.0

Building Trust through Technology

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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Sascha Meinrath
Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

Deborah Dignam
Consultant Digital Advisor for Arts (@dignamd)
British Council

Stephanie L. Schierholz (@schierholz, @NASA)
Social Media Manager
NASA Headquarters

Danny Harris (@PeoplesDistrict)
People’s District

Rebecca Zylberman (@TN2020)
Manager, Networks and Partnerships
British Council

Kara Hadge (@karahadge, @BCUnitedStates)
Head of Digital Media
British Council

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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Event Photos

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