On Thursday, November 3, 2011, One Economy will highlight Technology and Education and celebrate 11 Years of improving the lives of low-income people at its Annual Gala at theNewseum in Washington, DC. One Economy has always brought technology and media together for a purpose. This year, One Economy will highlight how technology and media are used in innovative ways to improve educational opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom.
Mark your calendars for this unique celebration – the program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the NEWSEUM’s state-of-the-art Annenberg Theater followed immediately by a reception, which will include music, culinary delights and EDU-TECH EXPO – an education-focused exposition that will showcase innovative technologies and products that improve education. All Newseum exhibits will be open to Gala guests.
As in years past, One Economy will honor individuals during the show with the following awards:
The Metcalfe Digital Opportunity Award
In honor of Jane Metcalfe, Founder of WIRED magazine and a One Economy Board Member, this award recognizes leadership in the democratization of technology and the Internet.
The Lisa Y. Sullivan Award
In memory of founding One Economy Board Member and tireless advocate for urban youth, Lisa Sullivan, this award honors exceptional youth who use technology to transform their communities.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is no parking on site, however, the NEWSEUM is conveniently located to both the Judiciary Square (red line) or Archives Navy Memorial (yellow line) metro stops. There is also some street parking after 6:30 p.m. as well as a parking garage at 6th and Pennsylvania, N.W. There will be ample taxi cabs available after the event.
Pictures from Last Year’s Gala
Ceeja and Princessa (Springfield Urban League Digital Connectors) man the Access both at the 2010 OE Gala