Thursday, December 10, 2020
On Day 2, we’ll recap highlights from day 1, showcase more than 20 new products focusing on the built environment and civics education, and open our playbook to share what we’ve learned from 5 years of TOP. Don’t miss the opening keynote to hear about HUD’s vision for economic empowerment, partnership with the tech industry, and a vision for leadership and self-actualization in achieving our goals.
The American dream means we can all achieve economic success and growth for our families - but what is the role of technology in ensuring that dream is available to everyone? This year, we took on two challenges with that question at their core: enabling families to lift themselves up and achieve economic self-sufficiency - building on the groundbreaking Envision Center model championed by HUD, and helping resettled refugees to thrive in the new communities they now call home. Hear from 6 teams who took on these challenges about the solutions they created to support families nationwide, and what they learned in the process by hearing from refugees and families themselves. Featuring speakers from Julius Education, OPS 1, Mapbox & Graphicacy, Georgetown University, SAS, USA Hello, and more.
Co-hosted by Orange Sparkle Ball
The health of rural communities and access to services, infrastructure, and data is critical to implementing solutions that tackle economic, environmental and human health challenges. In this session, technologists and community leaders come together to showcase creative solutions that help the American public understand the challenges, gaps and opportunities to help facilitate sustainable rural economic development and track federal financial assistance to local communities in response to emergencies and disasters. Featuring speakers from the White House Office of Management and Budget, Environmental Protection Agency, Center on Rural Innovation, Citi Ventures, UrbanFootprint, Alteryx, Baruch College, Syracuse University, and Columbia University.
Translating Tools to Change: Community Reactions and End User Discussions
After hearing about these new products, are you curious to know how these tools will ultimately get into the hands of end users? Join a group of brilliant community and subject matter experts , each from distinct communities across the country, and hear their reactions to the tools presented and reflections on how they will translate to real change and impact. Featuring speakers from the National Indian Gaming Association, Pew Trusts, HUD, and Refugee Congress.
Step into a virtual “expo hall” and participate in live technology demos with teams from The Opportunity Project’s 2020 sprints on built environment challenges. Ask questions and connect directly with the teams who built these tools. Featuring 14+ products from TOP's Built Environment sprint.
This event is being hosted on Hopin, where you will be able to connect directly with the teams and other attendees. More information about entering the Expo and each of the tech teams can be found below!
You can register for the Built Environment expo at any time before or during the expo at this registration link. You will need to create a Hopin account with your name and email.
Once you are registered, we recommend spending a few minutes to fill in your profile with your name, company & title, and a photo. You can find this at “Edit Profile” in the top upper-right corner of the event dashboard.
Entering the Event:
Once the expo goes live at 2:45pm ET on December 10, join the Live Demo Expo at this link. You can find the booths by navigating to “Expo” within the panel on the left of your screen.
Within Expo, you will see 14+ booths. Clicking on one will take you to the booth, where you can interact with the tech teams and view their demos! More information about each of these booths is included below.
There will be a “Help Desk” Booth if you have any questions about the event or need help troubleshooting, you are welcome to stop by.
About the Products:
Council Exchange Board of Trade, America's Community Collaboration Platform
Innovative Solutions Consortium, iDISPLA
Julius Education, Julius Career Journey Program
OPS1, The EnVision App
Tech Levitate, Envision Success
Assisting Resettled Refugees
Georgetown University, Refugee Assist
Graphicacy, Resettled Refugee Services and Data Explorer
USAHello + SAS, FindHello
Sustainable Rural Economic Development
Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), Tech Talent Tracker
Citi Ventures, City Builder
Columbia University, R Story
Syracuse University, iConsult Collaborative, Maine Business Resources
Tierra Plan, TeleCommunity
Tracking the Impact of Disaster Response Spending
RevealGC & Alteryx, Emergency & Disaster Funding Tracking
Baruch College, Public Finance Institute-Disaster Spending Tracker
*PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs cannot be accepted through Emamo for this session. This session is by invitation only, and this description is only informational*
In this workshop, tech teams will connect with product mentors, strategy advisors, and industry experts on how to advance their TOP sprint products, bring them to market, and make an impact with their work. A diverse group of experts from venture capital, government and civic tech organizations, incubators, and more will connect 1:1 with tech teams through tailored “speed mentoring” sessions. This is a specially curated workshop by invitation only.