From citizen journalists to user generated conferences the dialogue keeps expanding.

Those of us who could not make it to BarCamp Africa this past October in California the organizers posted video clips of the panels. This user generated conference was designed to make connections between people and opportunities in Silicon Valley and Africa.

Bryan Bell’s latest book with Katie Wakeford, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, illustrates the ways design can address issues of social justice and allow individuals and communities to plan and improve their own lives. The next Expanding Architecture events take place in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Greener Gadgets will convene in New York bringing together citizen journalists, entrepreneurs, product designers, social innovators and policy makers to discuss the business of green. If you can’t make in person the online resource page is worth exploring.

Explore inclusive innovation, thinkmospheres, culturally informed product use, underserved populations and co-creation at EXPOSED: A Design Research Exchange. Ambitious ASU grad students have put together a series collaborative workshops, panels, and discussions with leading design thinkers and researchers in Tempe, AZ.

Download presentations from the United Nations’ Web4Dev Innovation for Access conference. This year UNICEF brought together global innovators from the UN, academia, the development and private sectors to focus on strategic partnerships, innovation and new technology for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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