Tuesday, February 24, 6:00PM
Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA
Hosted and co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
A public address by Don Tapscott, Author of Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital: How the Next Generation is Changing the World on "Government 2.0: The Net Generation and the Transformation of Democracy."
Poised to transform every social institution, the Net Generation is reshaping the form and functions of school, work, and even democracy. Simply put, the wave of youth, aged 12-30, the first truly global generation, is impacting all institutions. Particularly, employers, instructors, parents, marketers and political leaders are finding it necessary to adapt to the changing social fabric due to this generation’s unique characteristics. Within its comprehensive examination of the Net Generation, and based on a 4.5 million dollar study, Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital offers valuable insight and concrete takeaways for leaders across all social institutions.
Grown Up Digital explores:
How the Net Generation can be the most innovative, collaborative, and productive cohort, if given the proper working environment. From company ethic to leadership style, Grown Up Digital examines, in-depth, what this new organization will look like.
The benefits of a shift from a traditional, broadcast model of education to one that is customized, collaborative and interactive
How the Net Generation’s ability to scrutinize and investigate is forcing a new model of democracy that will have to be transparent, collaborative and engaging
How parents, teachers, and elder influencers can engage in open and informative discussions to ensure technology is properly used
How marketers no longer control their brands and how to cope with this power shift that affords the advantage to the consumer
Last updated September 23, 2010