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In addition to our signature offline TechTables, T4A.org has partnered with Reinventors Network to virtually convene innovators and experts from across the country to come up with new solutions to some of America’s most pressing challenges. The focus of these online TechTables will be on how we can develop the right technological foundation in this digital age to meet those challenges and make sure our entire society can thrive. This year-long series will be held on Google Hangouts and will be open to anyone to watch. We call the series Reinvent America.

Series Overview

The Reinvent America series is made up of a dozen virtual roundtables held every few weeks throughout 2014. The topics will span a broad range of issues. There are no shortage of problems we face today and technology and innovative thinking can play a big part in helping solve many of them. Each 90-minute session will be carried out over interactive group video and connect a diverse mix of experts, entrepreneurs, big thinkers and innovators, from wherever they are in the world. One prominent innovator (the anchor) will set the table with an important question which the whole group will then discuss. All of this is streamed to a live audience and afterwards edited into shorter clips that can be watched on the web and shared through social media. At any time the audience can actively engage the material and add their own ideas as part of the reinvention process.

Completed Online TechTables

Reinvent Technology to Stop Ebola
Anchor: Claudia Williams
How could the federal government more quickly leverage new technologies to stop Ebola?

Reinvent the Food Movement
Anchor: Ali Partovi
Can a Silicon Valley mentality bring focus to the food movement and shake up future food and farm policy?

Reinvent Technology in Politics
Anchor: Ben Rattray
Where will the leading edge of digital technologies push the field of politics and social change in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles?

Reinvent Digital Education
Anchor: Hadi Partovi
How should K-12 education in the 21st century differ from that of the 20th century if we took full advantage of digital technologies?

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Video: Completed Online TechTables

Reinvent Technology to Stop Ebola

How could the federal government more quickly leverage new technologies to stop Ebola?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent the Food Movement

Can a Silicon Valley mentality bring focus to the food movement and shake up future food and farm policy?

Trailer

Michael Pollan explains why we need a national food policy

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Technology in Politics

Where will the leading edge of digital technologies push the field of politics and social change in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Digital Education

How should K-12 education in the 21st century differ from that of the 20th century if we took full advantage of digital technologies?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable on Digital Education.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Government Procurement

How can we make the way government buys technology compatible with the way good technology is now built – while still ensuring the process is fair and people are accountable?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important Roundtable on Reinventing Government Procurement.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Veterans’ Transition into Society

How do we improve the reentry experience of war veterans into the American economy and society?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable about veterans’ transition into society.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Net Neutrality

Should the Internet be treated as a public utility like telephones and be regulated to ensure equal access for all? If so, what’s the best strategy to get there?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable about the future of the Internet.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Risk & Reward

Could the federal government invest in more long-term R&D for new technologies if it not only took all the risks but shared in the rewards too?

Trailer

A short teaser video of this important TechTable about government investment in R&D.

Recap

Watch a 10-minute recap of the full TechTable discussion.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.

Reinvent Artificial Intelligence

What is the early path of commercialization for Artificial Intelligence? What will be AI’s first killer apps?

Trailer

A short teaser video of the TechTable.

Recap

A quick recap of the best moments of the TechTable.

Full TechTable

Watch the full 90-minute TechTable.