Desiree Kane

Desiree Kane is a 3 year TEDxCharlotte steering committee member going on her 4th. One of six John S. and James L. Knight Foundation CAC advisors, Desiree is constantly searching for what’s next at the intersections of digital media, political and media transparency, information accessibility and tech innovation that pushes the boundaries of digital citizenship and democracy. Often recognized for her community organizing and civic engagement in the region, she was most recently recognized at Market Charlotte, the largest city-wide annual marketing and PR awards event, as one of five Stories of Leadership 2012. A digital campaign strategist, travel and tech columnist with CL Charlotte, and co-founder of ThePPL, the hub for 1000+ online content producers and journalists during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, she firmly believes in paying it forward nor has she ever met a stranger. She also loves owls, goats, the bleeding edge, over-sharing and is an avid coffee drinker.