Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, in-person events have been postponed or canceled until further notice. The TET is working on alternative solutions to host or partake in events through remote means.


Upcoming Events

U.S.-Africa Tech Challenge

May 2021
The U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center will host an Africa Tech Challenge in May 2021. The GEC’s Tech Challenges are one-to-two-day events organized around the world that seek to highlight non-U.S. technologies for counter propaganda and disinformation use. The GEC and its foreign partners invite foreign-based technologists to demonstrate their capabilities in real-time during the Tech Challenge, with winners awarded grants to implement a tool, locally, to address misinformation and disinformation challenges in the region. https://youtu.be/amSHpKMQ1VI

Tech Demo 3.14

Sep. 30, 2020
The GEC/TET Tech Demos feature promising technologies to employ against the problems of propaganda and disinformation. The 82+ participating technologies have included psychological resilience tools, blockchain-based info validation tech, crowdsourced info vetting, social media monitoring, and much more. The Series serves as a “hub” to learn about CPD tools and share specific challenges, while building a network of representatives to enable situational awareness.

 


Past Events

Tech Demo 3.11

Aug.  19, 2020
The GEC/TET Tech Demos feature promising technologies to employ against the problems of propaganda and disinformation. The 82+ participating technologies have included psychological resilience tools, blockchain-based info validation tech, crowdsourced info vetting, social media monitoring, and much more. The Series serves as a “hub” to learn about CPD tools and share specific challenges, while building a network of representatives to enable situational awareness.

Tech Demo 3.10

Aug. 5, 2020
The GEC/TET Tech Demos feature promising technologies to employ against the problems of propaganda and disinformation. The 82+ participating technologies have included psychological resilience tools, blockchain-based info validation tech, crowdsourced info vetting, social media monitoring, and much more. The Series serves as a “hub” to learn about CPD tools and share specific challenges, while building a network of representatives to enable situational awareness.

SEMICON WEST

July 21- 22 2020
The Global Engagement Center’s Presidential Special Envoy & Coordinator, Lea Gabrielle, will present a live keynote address (“How Your Technology Will Protect Our World”) at the SEMICON West 50th anniversary conference on 22 July 2020. The theme of SEMICON West is to connect the entire extended electronics supply chain. Topics at the SEMICON anniversary conference include next-generation computing, big data/AI, AR/VR, healthcare and mobility.

Special Envoy Gabrielle’s speech aims to raise awareness of the GEC, educate members on the disinformation battle, inspire members to set standards for combatting disinformation, and encourage members to share their own knowledge on Disinfo Cloud.

The event will be held virtually, and is open to its 2000+ member companies, which includes the membership of over 25,000 individuals, including media personnel, analysts, executives, and designers. Approximately 500 members are expected to tune in for the Special Envoy’s keynote speech.

Additional speakers include former Google executive and technology advisor to President Obama, Megan Smith, Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, former chief futurist for Intel Steve Brown, IBM’s John E. Kelley III, and other distinguished leaders from industry and related markets.

Political Warfare Project

July 22, 2020
GEC will participate in the webinar series, the Political Warfare Project (PWP) on July 22, 2020. This twice-monthly virtual event, held by the DoD’s Information Operations Center for Research (IOCR) at the Naval Postgraduate School, is a moderated forum where top experts on operations in the information environment discuss strategy and policy issues related to the growing challenges the United States and its partners and allies face in the information domain. More info here: https://nps.edu/web/dod_iocr

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