New York City Mini Trip report
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 22 March 2012
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The reason for the trip was to give a talk at the InfoPoverty Conference at the UN. The day before the conference I stopped in the Rockefeller Foundation to give an update to Claudia and Evan about progress on MP fundraising and information systems. Claudia confirmed she will coordinate with Nancy on a meeting of 5-10 foundations to be held at their Foundation in September. We discussed some potential next steps.
One was the idea of having the MPPC meeting with Node updates separate from an update on the future of the global situation, with implications for actions that corporations, foundations, and others could act on. The Rockefeller Foundation is going to hold a 48-hour game in a couple of weeks or so designed by Jane McGonigal of the Institute for the Future who also worked with the World Bank to create EVOKE. It is called: Catalysts for Change: Paths out of Poverty. Evan will send us an invitation soon.
The InfoPovery conference held at the UN’s temporary building next to the main Secretariat building (which is being rebuilt from the inside out and will hopefully be completed this Nov). I talked on the first panel about tele-nations, self-employment finding markets rather than jobs via the Internet, collective intelligence, TransInstitutions with MP as an example. It was very well received, and many wanted copies of the ppt. The conference decided to have all ppts available on their 2012 Infopovery world conference website. The whole thing was recorded and will eventually be available at http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/index.html then select
Use search terms: Twelfth Infopoverty World Conference.
All the best,