The evolution of technology has radically disrupted citizen engagement – elevating and expanding the way government officials can innovate to engage citizens at critical junctures of the electoral process and engage citizen voices in day-to-day governance. Operating from the belief that an informed and engaged citizen is critically important to a well-functioning democracy, this event will convene public, private, and non-profit sector leaders to discuss what’s working, examine challenges, and surface emerging innovations that stand to shape the landscape of citizen engagement in the future.
How Technology is Transforming Citizen Engagement
Event Date: August 22, 2016 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program: Keynote Address, Leaders Roundtable & Networking Reception
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
This event is a joint effort by The Civic Innovation Project and The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, New England. The Civic Innovation Project is a national thought leadership platform focused on emerging government innovation, founded by Lourdes German, and recognized with a 2015 State of Boston Innovation Award. To learn more, follow Twitter @civinnovation and visit: www.civicinnovationproject.com.
The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center aims for Microsoft to be “of” the community, not just exist within it. Through the Innovation and Policy Center, we are extending beyond the tech community to: Connect stakeholders from tech to the broader business, academic and government community; Catalyze important technology and public policy discussions; and contribute more directly with the health and vitality of greater New England.
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