3:00 pm—4:15 pm · June 12, 2024
Lethaby Room
When mySociety started twenty years ago, the idea of civic tech covered a range of approaches that we now understand by different words in the UK. A lot of what was originally civic tech - an outside provocateur for better digital services - has been incorporated into official government services like GDS and the broader GovTech scene that criss-crosses local and national government. But there is room for an idea of civic tech outside this - that makes a statement about the relationship between citizens and governments - and the role technologists should play in a democracy. This panel will reflect on and discuss the current wave of civic tech, and the potential for change as the UK moves into a new Parliament.