I have gone ahead and submitted a simple draft of above.
Rebecca PNot sure if anyone is following this - but I did submit BELOW via email and I received a response that they are considering it and we can submit more before this weekend (8/9 Feb). Here is the response:
Thank you for submitting an abstract to the Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2014. If you would like to submit more information please feel free to do so until this weekend, 8-9 February.
We have received a good number of applications and we are now looking through all the emails received. Apologies that we have not replied to you earlier but please do submit your extended version of the abstract.
Type of presentation: We are recommending a panel discussion.
Participants: Panelists will be from DHN members. These will most likely include Translators without Borders, Humanity Road, Crisis Commons and Standby Task Force
Topic: Collaborative Innovation in Humanitarian Response. We will focus on how these disparate V&TCs work together during an activation, using easy-to-obtain yet critically important, technology tools to collaborate and provide real value back to the formal humanitarian organizations. We will draw upon real-time experiences, but also research that explores what works and what does not. One very important paper that will inform the panel is: Collaborative Innovation in Humanitarian Affairs - Organization and Governance in the Era of Digital Humanitarianism
Additionally, we will focus on two case studies, especially Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines and possibly the Northern Indian earthquake response.
Question from Joshua: the US State Dept could be an official supporter? For Luis this could be taken into consideration if the support is clearly described. Before he thought having gov agencies into the DHN would not be a good idea (conflicts of interests, political reasons not to accept one and complicated to justify another one, etc.).
Justine: do we have to keep a track of the support from supporters? Luis says no.
DHN would need to incorporate.
Funds from Stakeholders needs to be tracked? Luis says no; they usually support a member, who would track.
A few months ago, Luis thought the DHN should incorporate to raised funds to develop projects. Now change his mind. Fluid discussion; incorporation likely, eventually.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is an Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association. Comprised entirely of volunteers, we provide free statistical consulting to organizations and government agencies, particularly from developing nations, that do not have the resources for statistical services. In support of non-partisan and secular activities, SWB promotes the use of statistics to improve the health and well-being of all people. Our vision is to achieve and implement the best statistical practice in the service of others.