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You're invited to lunch.  Join us for a brainstorm with John Bracken, Director of Media Innovation with The Knight Foundation.  John is currently facilitating a $5 million challenge to harness data to advance community health.   Madison is a leader in health innovation, so this event is designed to identify collaborations.  Got a data set?  Got an idea?  Got a business? Let's put in a strong set of collaborative applications from Madison!  Brainstorming begins at 11am and a free lunch will be provided. 


John S. Bracken oversees the Knight News Challenge, Knight’s prototype fund, its journalism and technology investments. Bracken has over 10 years experience as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy, innovation and global internet freedom, having previously worked at the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. 

Bracken is a frequent presenter at media and technology conferences and serves as an adviser to 1871, a co-working resource for digital startups in Chicago.  A 2009 fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, Bracken has a masters degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. He writes and at the Knight Foundation blog.


Attendance is free and limited to 50.  Apply for a spot now.  

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Healthcare experts, entrepreneurs, data nerds, public health professionals, researchers, government officials, and innovators.


You're invited to a talk by John Bracken followed by collaborative brainstorm.  If all goes well, you'll meet some awesome people and we'll submit a bunch of applications to the challenge.   


100 State Street (4th floor above Ians Pizza)


September 11, 2013 for lunch from 11am to 1pm.