We attended the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. This year 2,000+ people attended, making for the largest NTC ever. There was a of diverse group of presenters and attendees, including Dan Health , co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard , who gave a plenary talk on organizational change and Moira Gunn , host of the weekly NPR show, Tech Nation , who conducted a live interview with Congresswoman Donna Edwards on Net Neutrality.
We hosted a panel discussion on “Facing AIDS via Twitter, Widgets, Mobile, and More: Government Strategies for Online Engagement” where we discussed some of the tools and strategies that AIDS.gov uses to reach to diverse audiences, including our Facing AIDS online photo sharing and mobile initiatives.
We also talked with a few attendees including Eric Diaz , who works on the CDC en Español website and participated in the “Engaging Latinos Online” session, and Alex Bernardin, Digital Content Manager at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation about how they are using new media to reach, serve, and collaborate with their audiences.
There were a number of health organizations represented at the conference this year, and we look forward to seeing this presence grow. Keep an eye out for a specific focus on health at future conferences as we saw at SXSWi , which one of our colleagues wrote about here.