Featured February Events
February is almost here, we’ve all had time for post-holiday recovery, and we’re not buried in snow, so no excuses — get out and get engaged!
Here are some upcoming events to get you started.
Earth. Data. Action.
Wednesday, February 4
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Internews Earth Journalism Network and hear how technology, data, and networks are enabling voices around the world to protect and preserve our lands and oceans. The panel will explore interactive maps for reporting on climate shifts, take a sneak peek at a new toolkit for environmental data journalism, and share some of their groundbreaking work with environmental sensors.
- James Fahn, Founder, Earth Journalism Network
- Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach
- Gustavo Faleiros, Founder, InfoAmazonia
- Willie Shubert, Program Officer, Earth Journalism Network
Friday, February 20
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
An evening of art, conversation and film to support the work of Emergency USA, an award-winning NGO that provides free-of-charge high quality healthcare to civilians in war-torn nations.
Screening of “Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline.” Humanitarian photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley returns to Afghanistan to document the impact of the war on civilians.
Evening includes film screening, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and post-film Q&A with Giles Duley and Director Siobhan Sinnerton.
Stories & Beer: Accelerating the Solar Revolution
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Impact Hub Berkeley. Solar energy is hotter than ever but it’s still only a small percentage of our overall electricity production. What’s being done to speed it along? Learn from experts in innovation, from both the grass-roots and major-scale utility level about the current state of solar adoption and what various players are doing to advance it.
Speakers include: Andreas Karelas, RE-volv Executive Director; Jason Rissman, OpenIDEO; Brian Bishop, PG&E
Revealing Our Shared Humanity with Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York)
Friday, February 27
Brandon Stanton is a photographer and creator of the popular website HONY (Humans of New York), which he created in November 2010. He began Humans of New York in hopes of creating an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants, including photographs of 10,000 New Yorkers and plotting their locations on a map. Then Brandon began collecting quotes and short stories from the people he met, and incorporated these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. Today HONY is followed by nearly one million people, is the fastest growing Arts and Humanities page on Facebook, and has more than eight million followers on social media.
Lots more events are listed on our Events Calendar!
If you’re hosting events or know of any that we should be including, please submit them to our calendar (there’s a form just to the right of the calendar itself). You can also send us the details via email or LinkedIn.