Date
4:30 pm—5:45 pm · June 12, 2024
Room
Lethaby Room
Even in the most open societies, civic technologists grapple with the intricate balance of bridging government and citizens — a task that grows exponentially more complex where democracy is stifled or under direct threat. Civic technology stands as a pivotal force in these environments, embodying both immense promise and significant challenges. This panel will share insights from the front lines, discussing how they've leveraged innovation to foster dialogue, deliver essential services, and ensure citizen participation in governance against a backdrop of adversity.

Longer description:

Amidst the tumultuous landscapes of closed, closing, or conflict-affected environments, the mission to enhance civic engagement and participation encounters great difficulty. 

Even in the most open societies, civic technologists grapple with the intricate balance of bridging government and citizens — a task that grows exponentially more complex where democracy is stifled or under direct threat. 

Civic technology stands as a pivotal force in these environments, embodying both immense promise and significant challenges.

This expert panel will share insights from the front lines, discussing how they’ve leveraged innovation to foster dialogue, deliver essential services, and ensure citizen participation in governance against a backdrop of adversity.

Speakers