FAILfaire NYC – 4/14 #Failfare

FAILfaire features projects using mobiles and ICTs in international development that have, to put it simply, been a #FAIL. Busted, kaputt. Tongue firmly in cheek, we take a close look at what didn’t work and why the projects failed amidst the ICT4D hype we all are subjected to (and sometimes contributors to). We believe that only if we understand what DOESN’T WORK in this field and stop pushing our failures under the rug, can we collectively learn and get better, more effective, and have greater impact as we go forward.

The inaugural FAILfaire will be held in New York City on April 14th, 2010 from 5:00-7:30 pm. We are very grateful to The Open Planning Project (TOPP) for hosting us in their beautiful SoHo loft space. Please register here!


5:00 Welcome and drinks
5:30 FAIL-slam: the #FAILfaire Talks showcasing failure in ICT and mobiles in development
6:30 Open Discussion
7:00 Mingling, learning, networking, more drinks