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TEDxWomen asks: What does an informed and engaged community look like in a connected world?

Dec. 1, 2011, 3:39 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller


TEDxWomen attendees at a lunch hosted by Knight Foundation. Photo credit: Michael Priest Photography

Does community engagement necessarily follow information? Has technology and the new ability to make connections within communities killed traditional roles of citizenship? If you could do anything to increase the pool of informed, engaged citizens, what would it be?

These were some of the questions discussed today during a Knight Foundation- sponsored lunch at TEDxWomen in New York entitled “Informed and Engaged Communities in a Connected World.”

TEDXWomen: innovative solutions for global challenges

Dec. 1, 2011, 8:29 a.m., Posted by Knight Foundation




Today, Knight Foundation is supporting TEDxWomen, hosted by the Paley Center for Media concurrently at their offices in New York and Los Angeles.  

This year’s conference seeks to bring awareness to and engage more people in discussions about the role of women and girls as powerful change agents with innovative solutions for global challenges.

— By Jeff Coates, Knight Staff