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TEDxRC2 - Heather Blanchard - Meet the Digital Humanitarians

Heather Blanchard is a social entrepreneur, who works on the front lines of the online crisis crowd by connecting people, tools and resources via the virtual technology network she helped create, called Crisis Commons.?Based on the idea that "everyone has something to give," whether it's a skill, an idea or language, Blanchard will explore the growing role of the digital humanitarian community and how they connect to traditional response systems in preparing for, responding to and preventing crises and disasters.??During her TEDxRC? talk, Blanchard offers insight into how humanitarian relief organizations can become better prepared to compass and harness the power of digital volunteers.??In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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