The Second Annual NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) will be hosted by Cisco on its campus on May 29 and 30, and will be sponsored by Yahoo, Microsoft and Symantec (among others). The conference is structured to accelerate 20 to 25 of the most exciting new projects that utilize the technologies, tools and communities of the social web to create societal impact in a sustainable fashion. Each project will be evaluated along three parameters – Financial Sustainability, Technology and Social Impact – and receive feedback in each area from expert panelists. The conference is the creation of CompuMentor/TechSoup, an organization I have come to know and admire as the largest and highest-achieving nonprofit technology assistance organization in the world and one that is in an absolutely unique position to make this event a success.
What a pleasure to see the conversation focused not just on markets, but on civil society and social change.