The MERL Tech DC agenda is ready!

Thanks to the hard work of our presenters, session leads, and Steering Committee, the 2019 MERL Tech DC agenda is ready, and we’re really excited about it!

On September 5-6, we’ll have our regular two days of lightning talks, break-out sessions, panels, Fail Fest, demo tables, and networking with folks from diverse sectors who all coincide at the intersection of MERL and Tech, Take a peek at the agenda here.

This year we are offering four pre-workshops on September 4 (separate registration required). Register at one of the links below. (Space is limited, so secure your spot now!)

Dashboard Contest!

You can also enter the MERL Tech Dashboard Contest and win a prize for the best dashboard (based on four criteria, and according to an esteemed panel of judges)! If you have a dashboard that you’d like to show off, sign up here to enter.

Fail Fest!

As usual, Wayan Vota will be organizing a “Fail Fest” during our Happy Hour Reception on Thursday, Sept 5th. More information coming shortly, but start thinking about what you may want to share….

Register Now!

Registration is open, and we normally sell out, so get your tickets soon! We also have a few Demo Tables left, and you can reserve one here.

Please get in touch with any questions, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!  

About Linda Raftree

Linda Raftree supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She co-founded MERLTech in 2014 and Kurante in 2013. Linda advises Girl Effect on digital safety, security and privacy and supports the organization with research and strategy. She is involved in developing responsible data policies for both Catholic Relief Services and USAID. Since 2011, she has been advising The Rockefeller Foundation’s Evaluation Office on the use of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Linda worked for 16 years with Plan International. Linda runs Technology Salons in New York City and advocates for ethical approaches for using ICTs and digital data in the humanitarian and development space. She is the co-author of several publications on technology and development, including Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World with Michael Bamberger. Linda blogs at Wait… What? and tweets as @meowtree. See Linda’s full bio on LInkedIn.

2 thoughts on “The MERL Tech DC agenda is ready!

  1. Hi, the agenda looks amazing and incredibly relevant to my work and that of Australia based colleagues. Is there an option of live-streaming or publishing video of sessions for those that cannot travel?

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