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Saturday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Real Talk About Civic Tech

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“Civic tech” attempts to apply the benefits of the Internet to government. It has begun to grow into being a force impacting national and local policy. As it becomes more mainstream, critics question how impactful these tools and approaches are for citizens. Does civic tech produce more responsive governments and stronger communities? Or does it widen the gap between the digital haves and have-nots? This panel will discuss tools and approaches that have and have not worked and what needs to happen next.

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John Bracken

VP/Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
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Catherine Bracy

Dir of Community Organizing, Code for America
Catherine Bracy (Director of Community Organizing) Until November 2012, she was a product manager and director of the Obama campaign’s technology field office in San Francisco, the first of its kind in American political history. In that role she was responsible for organizing technologists... Read More →

Garlin Gilchrist II

Deputy Technology Dir for Civic Community Engagement, City Of Detroit

Michael Nutter

Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Daniel X O'Neil

Exec Dir, Smart Chicago Collaborative

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB