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Tuesday, March 17 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Is Mobile Tech the Answer to our Political Apathy?

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The explosive growth of mobile is changing the way we interact with each other and with the outside world, including government. 92 percent of Americans own at least one (1) cell phone, and overall in the US, we have more wireless devices than people. On the other hand, Americans are exhibiting an increasing dissatisfaction with the decision-making effectiveness and speed (or lack thereof) of our elected officials, especially Congress.
This session will:
a) Explore whether mobile technologies are helping increase civic engagement.
b) Evaluate whether mobile civic-tech companies are getting traction & funding.
c) Question whether social media is helping solidify this new E- Democracy trend.
Moderator: Adriana Gardella, writer at the New York Times
Ana Roca: Founder of LATISM (Latinos for Social Media and Technology);
Nathan Daschle: Founder of Ruckus, VP at ClearChannel, Investor;
Ximena Hartsock, PHD in Policy and Founder, Phone2Action

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Ana Roca Castro

Founder, LATISM
Ana Roca-Castro is the CEO of Premier Transmedia in New Your City and the founder of the largest social network of Latinos in the world: LATISM. She started her career at Columbia University where she managed technical projects for the School of Public Health. She then led the implementation... Read More →
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Nathan Daschle

VP of Govt, Ruck.us
Nathan Daschle is the Executive Vice President for Political Strategy at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, where he runs a business unit dedicated to political advertising.
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Adriana Gardella

Contributing Writer
Adriana Gardella is a journalist who frequently covers entrepreneurship and careers. She created and wrote "She Owns It," a New York Times blog on women and entrepreneurship that ran for nearly five years, and blogs for Forbes on legal issues that affect business owners. Prior to... Read More →
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Jeb Ory

CEO, Phone2Action
Jeb Ory is the CEO and Co-founder of Phone2Action, an award-winning, venture-backed technology company. He is responsible for for Sales, Marketing, Financial Operations, and Strategy. Phone2Action creates digital social action tools for nonprofit and for-profit companies.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB

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