Forum 280

ADVANCED THINKING + MEANINGFUL ACTION

Our mission is to apply the innovative and disruptive thinking of Silicon Valley to help solve society’s greatest challenges.

Forum280 brings together entrepreneurs and leaders in advancing technology, science, humanitarianism, and the arts to discuss pressing issues and brainstorm actions to incite change.

Why Invest in Human Rights?  Forum280 co-founder Trevor Cornwell’s presentation at the Oslo Freedom Forum

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How to Free North Korea

How to Free North Korea

North Korea is the world’s most closed society. The average citizen has no way of even accessing the internet, and...

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Author Talk: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison

Author Talk: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison

We welcome Author Jeff Smith as he discusses his book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught...

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United Nations Climate Change Conference with David Victor

United Nations Climate Change Conference with David Victor

Professor David Victor will discuss The United Nations Climate Change Conference (@COP21) and what we  can be achieved. David Victor...

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How Technology Can Open Up #Election2016

How Technology Can Open Up #Election2016

Election 2016 has the opportunity to be the most participatory election in history.  Everything from crowdfunding to crowdsourcing to collaborative...

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Tech Talk with Governor Martin O’Malley

Tech Talk with Governor Martin O’Malley

TechTalk with Governor Martin O’Malley, Former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor talks about Issues of Concern in Silicon Valley. “I...

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National Security: Victories or Victims?

National Security: Victories or Victims?

National Security and the Challenge of Change: Victories or Victims? The challenge of non-stop change is the major national security...

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What Does it Mean to be Secure in an Age of Revolution?

What Does it Mean to be Secure in an Age of Revolution?

The security challenges presented by today’s interconnected world require policymakers to go beyond traditional “nation-centric” analyses.  The rise of transnational...

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