CivicMakers – Building a Better Democracy with Technology

We live in an age of broken politics, overwhelming civic cynicism, and vast disparities in wealth and justice. At the same time, grassroots interest in rebuilding democracy abounds, from the maturing open government movement, to a proliferation of new civic engagement and empowerment platforms.

Now is the time for a new conversation about what kind of society we wish to live in, and what solutions will move us most quickly in that direction. Join New York’s civic tech luminaries for a night of thought-provoking ideas and deep discussion more salon than meetup, more world-changing than networking.

Here’s the schedule, feel free to drop by anytime:

  • 6:30pm – Networking & noshing with the best and brightest in civictech & govtech
  • 7:30pm – Featured speakers & panel discussion
    – Ben Kallos, NYC Councilmember
    – Heidi Sieck, COO, Personal Democracy Media Civic Technology Center; Founding COO, Democracy.com

    – Mark Headd, Technical Evangelist, Accela, Inc.; Former CDO, Philadelphia
    – Seth Flaxman, Co-founder & ED, Democracy Works / Turbovote
  • 8:30pm – Closing and more networking

Beer, wine and plenty of tasty food will be served. Come prepared to be inspired!