Third Sector Tech Summit goes virtual for 2021

The free online event, taking place in February, will focus on leading a successful modern charity with digital solutions

The Third Sector Tech Summit will move online for its second year, as the Covid-19 pandemic, and social distancing measures, continue to have an impact on the running of live events. 

The virtual event will take place on 11 February and will be free to attend. 

The summit will focus on driving change through digital innovation such as creating online communities, building human connections across digital platforms, and managing volunteers and remote working online. 

Confirmed speakers include Desiree D’Souza, director of innovation at SeeAbility; Alison Lowe, chief executive of mental health support charity Touchstone; and Ian Goodman, programme director of data and CRM strategy at the British Red Cross. 

Declan Hunt, executive director of technology at Macmillan Cancer Support, will deliver the summit’s closing keynote on how to integrate digital platforms for a two-way online conversation. Macmillan has increased its online chat volumes by 300 per cent and click-to-call volumes by 200 per cent through a digital engagement strategy. 

Emily Burt, editor of Third Sector, said: “With so many charities forced to build their digital capabilities and innovate online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be great to bring together such a range of insights at the 2021 Tech Summit.

“With no end to social distancing in sight, the stories of how different organisations have used digital to survive and thrive through such a vast challenge could not be more timely.” 

Further information about the Third Sector Tech Summit 2021 is available here.

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