The Nonprofit Technology Conference holds a special place in my heart and my calendar. This year, #15NTC brings the party to Austin, TX. Besides an agenda that's chock-full of fun parties, juicy sessions, and inspiring speakers, NTC is also a chance to reconnect with colleagues, meet other professionals, techies, and organizers in your movement and network.
Whether you need help gearing up to implement a new cloud software solution, you're experimenting with mobile messaging, or reviewing your online fundraising campaigns, NTC is a great opportunity to learn from others' experiences.
Here are a few of the events and sessions on my radar as I plan for 15NTC.
Tuesday, March 3rd 7pm
Many thanks to Peter Campbell for keeping this tradition alive! #NTCBeer, now in it's 7th year, will help kickoff NTC in a big bubbly way. RSVP on Facebook.
Wearable and Mobile Tech: What it Means for Nonprofits
Wednesday, March 4 1:30-3:00pm
Mobile technology is taking over! From apps to beacons, drones, and mobile ad targeting, this session will review new possibilities mobile tech is creating for nonprofits and how you can make smart investments in mobile. http://sched.co/1z3V
Does Your Content Strategy Now Trump SEO? Trends and Tips to Help You Get Found in 2015
Thursday, March 5 10:30am - 12:00pm
Information discovery is changing. People learn about news or issues through Facebook first. So what does that mean for your SEO strategy? What can you do, as a nonprofit, to get found? Learn why your content strategy is now so essential for getting your message out, and how to get noticed online in 2015 without spending a fortune. http://sched.co/2GO9
Building Diversity, Accountability, and Empowerment into Your Organization
Thursday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
An honest assessment of where we’re falling short and strategies for moving forward will help us build welcoming, sustainable communities for social change. http://sched.co/1z4X
Sex, Lies, and the Internet
Friday, March 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
This panel will wrestle with how to fight online harassment and online mobs, and why it matters to all of us in the nonprofit community. http://sched.co/1z4Z (Note: I'll be moderating this panel. Stop by and say hi!)
Igniting the Plenary Stage
Morning of Day 1 and 3
This was one of my favorite parts of last year's NTC. Ignite sessions give presenters 5 minutes and 20 slides to share a unique story. Listen up, it goes quickly! Check out the lineup of Igniters here.
Can't make it to Austin? Check out the online NTC. There are a ton of great sessions available live and moderators are great at taking questions from the online audience.
What are you looking forward to? See you in Austin!