TAG 2023 Conference Opens Call for Sessions Exploring Trust and Technology

Apr 14, 2023

Seeking Proposals, Sponsors, Exhibitors, and User Groups

Nashville, TN – The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) is pleased to announce the opening of the call for sessions for its 2023 Conference, which will take place from November 6 – 9, 2023, at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. This year’s theme is “Trust and Technology,” reflecting the growing importance of technology in civil society and the need to build trust around its use.

TAG’s Conference is the premier networking and learning event in #philanthropytech, bringing together technology leaders and practitioners from private, family, corporate, and community foundations across North America, the UK, and the EU. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the tensions and possibilities on the horizon for technology in civil society and engage in stimulating conversations about the current and future state of philanthropy.

The Conference is currently seeking session proposals, sponsors, exhibitors, and user groups to ensure a diverse and informative program. The call for sessions closes on May 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. Prospective speakers and sponsors are invited to submit proposals that align with the Conference’s theme of “Trust and Technology,” including but not limited to topics such as data privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and digital inclusion.

“We are excited to bring together the brightest minds in philanthropy and technology to explore the future of civil society,” said the TAG Executive Director, Chantal Forster. “This year in particular, it’s vital that the philanthropic sector assess our readiness for technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) as well as our responsibility to set standards and ensure positive outcomes for society.”

Registration for the Conference opens in early August, and attendance will be limited to 450 attendees to facilitate a collegial atmosphere for knowledge exchange and networking. For those looking to book their stay at the Grand Hyatt Nashville in advance of registration, bookings can be made through the TAG2023 event website.

For more information on the TAG 2023 Conference or to submit a session proposal or sponsorship, visit the TAG website at www.tag2023.org.

Tracie Mooneyham
TAG’s Director of Community Engagement

2023 Conference Co-Chairs 

The TAG annual conference is co-designed by TAG members and peers in philanthropy tech. 

The 2023 conference is co-chaired by Jeff Jiménez-KurlanderImpact & Learning Officer for the Surdna FoundationKris LeCorgneGrants Manager for the Bezos Earth Fund, and Leon Wilsonthe Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Foundation.

2023 Conference Committee

  • Albert Foster, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • Annie Choi, Salesforce Philanthropy
  • Brian Yim Lim, Hyphen8 
  • Carly Benkov, Ford Foundation 
  • Connie Kendig, BDO FMA 
  • Emily Walsh, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona 
  • George Fedchanka, Energy Foundation 
  • Guenevere Crum, Catchafire 
  • Guli Basu, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 
  • Kim O’Brien, United Way Fox Cities 
  • Nailah Hart, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation 
  • Nelson Jarrin, Wellspring 
  • Antoinette LeCouteur, Create Impact 
  • Dawn Kernen, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 
  • Erik Williams, The Wallace Foundation 
  • Hannah Kahn, Arnold Ventures 
  • Kyrstin Thorson Rogers, Proteus Fund 
  • Mariana Catz, reSolved 
  • Micaela Duffy, Citi Foundation 
  • Mike Wright, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 
  • Risa Prezzano, MacArthur Foundation 
  • Sandeep Nain, SN Tech 
  • Traci Gangl, Blandin Foundation 
  • Vicente Malave, William T. Grant Foundation

About the Technology Association of Grantmakers

TAG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the strategic, innovative, and equitable use of technology in philanthropy to solve problems and improve lives. With over 2000 members in 300 foundations throughout North America and beyond, TAG is the voice of technology in the philanthropic sector, providing technology professionals, tech funders, and “accidental techies” with knowledge, networks, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Since 2008, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) has built a global community, conducted groundbreaking research, and become an advocate for investment in tech infrastructure throughout the charitable sector. For more information, visit tagtech.org.