Speakers at Tonight's Social Mapping Salon in Chicago

Tonight, we are hosting a salon (a first for PopTech) on the theme of “Social Mapping and Social Change” at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago.

The salon is full (you can sign up for the waitlist on the invite), and we will have video and images after the event. Follow the @PopTech Twitter account and the hashtag #socmap for more during the salon (6:30-9:00p CST) tonight.

PopTech Executive Director, and host of tonight’s salon, Andrew Zolli spoke with Chicago Public Radio yesterday (audio) about the topics being discussed today at a private workshop and tonight at the salon—mapping technologies and timeliness, how social information can create change.

Tonight’s speakers include:

Katrin Verclas of MobileActive (this is a video of her from December 2009 talking about her work with Nokia):

Patrick Meier of Ushahidi (read excerpts of his thoughts on social mapping, below is a video on Ushahidi’s efforts in Haiti taken April 1, 2010 at the Where 2.0 conference):

Gary Slutkin of CeaseFire (this is a 2008 video from a Volvo For Life documentary series):

And the evening will conclude with an audience Q&A session.

Yesterday, PopTech staff spent the afternoon filming members of the Ceasefire community at work in their communities—we’ll share that footage with you in coming weeks.

filming in Chicago

Eddie of Ceasefire

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight and continuing the discussions started this week with you in this space soon.

Questions you would like asked at tonight’s salon? Please leave them in the comments below.

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