Welcome to our news page! Please see below for the latest updates and information about our activities at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.
The newly-created Tech Executive Leadership program prepares senior technology leaders with the skills critical to government service and public policy
Who: The TELI pilot is a collaboration between the Aspen Tech Policy Hub, Project Redesign, and the Tech Talent Project
What: A pilot 8-week skills-building initiative to prepare experienced technology leaders for public sector work
When: Summer and Fall 2020
The third set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Crowdsourcing Analysis of COVID Data Sets and Broadening Access to COVID Screening and Resources via Text.
Who: Michael Morisy of MuckRock & Brendan Lind of the HumanAgency
What: The release of our third set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Improving COVID Response & Communication Through Tech.
When: October 2020
With $2 million in new philanthropic funding, the Aspen Tech Policy Hub plans to increase fellowship numbers and grow online support during the pandemic
Who: Aspen Tech Policy Hub, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Schmidt Futures
What: $2 million in new philanthropic funding support
When: Fall 2020 and beyond
The second set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Misinformation and Reducing Risk of Transmission in a Pandemic.
Who: Tommy Shane and Pedro Noel of First Draft & Pietro Michelucci of the Human Computation Institute
What: The release of our second set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Mapping On- & Off-line Risks in a Pandemic
When: September 2020
The first set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Social Isolation, Education, and the Arts.
Who: Michael Peter Edson, Dana Mitroff Silvers, Nidhi Hebbar, & Yusuf Ahmad
What: The release of our first set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Responding to Social Isolation Through Education and the Arts
When: September 2020
COVID-19 Challenge Grant Project Presentations (August 26, 2020)
Projects on Disaster Tech: Preparing for Unprecedented Crisis (August 19, 2020)
Projects on Improving Democracy Through Technology (August 5, 2020)
Projects on Seeding Success: Equity, Technology & Policy (July 22, 2020)
Projects on Needles in Haystacks: Using Tech for Good (July 8, 2020)
Projects on Protecting Your Digital Reality (June 29, 2020)
Our 2019 Annual Report (June 15, 2020)
Announcing Winners of COVID-19 Challenge Grant Competition (May 31, 2020)
Looking for a New Opportunity? We’re Expanding Our Team! (May 29, 2020)
Announcing our COVID-19 Tech Challenge Grant (March 19, 2020)
Announcing our Second Cohort of Fellows (January 8, 2020)
Working Together to Fight Deepfakes & Disinformation (December 13, 2019)
Launching our Inaugural Fellowship Program (January 18, 2019)