What’s 09NTC mean?
That’s the ‘tag’ or nickname for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference! I’m going to be there, and would love to see you there, too. 🙂
NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, which provides webinars, online office hours, 501 Tech Clubs, affinity groups and other resources for the nonprofit technology sector, has put together a great line up for this Spring:
The 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference will take place Sunday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28 at the San Francisco Hilton.
The NTC is THE place to engage around the technology issues that face the nonprofit sector. Nearly 1200 people will come together from across the country and around the world to connect with our peers, learn from our heroes, and change the world.
While it’s unclear what the future holds, one thing is certain: the need for our services will be greater than we’ve ever known. Now, more than ever, nonprofits need to invest in technology to create efficiencies that increase our effectiveness.
It’s true that our sector will face remarkable challenges in the coming year. Joining us for the 2009 NTC will put you among those poised not only to meet those challenges, but to rise above them.
Why do I love the NTC?
Because it offers a terrific opportunity to learn more than your brain can hold, discuss ideas new and brewing, find new partners and meet up with friends. (Picture is of Beth Kanter and I, taken by another great friend, Adam Nicholson, at last year’s NTC.)
Working as the in-house techie for nonprofit organizations can be a lonely job – whether you are an “accidental techie” or self-selected social media evangelist. The NTC provides a few solid days of connecting with others in your position and field so when you go back to the office, you have a much larger and richer community at your fingertips (or mouse click, or Twitter feed) to reach out to for support, information, questions, and on-going conversation.
Are you planning to attend 09NTC? Leave a comment below and we can all start to connect!