CivicMakers Salon – The Future of Voting

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, CivicMakers presents an evening of thought-provoking insights about how voting and election technology has changed since 1965, and what the future holds.

The evening will begin with drinks, noshing and networking, as well as an “Election Tech Fair” showcasing organizations at the forefront of the voting and elections arena. Then the fun begins–civic tech movers and shakers will present “lightning talks” addressing topics in three areas: voter engagement, education & empowerment; election systems & administration; and the future of voting. We’ll wrap up the evening with more networking for like-minded election geeks to continue the conversation. 

Here’s the schedule, feel free to drop by for an hour or the whole evening!

6pm – Networking with the best and brightest in civic tech
7pm – Welcome and featured speakers:

  • Michael Canning, MapLight
  • Debra Cleaver, Long Distance Voter
  • Jay Costa, CounterPAC
  • Matt Mahan, Brigade
  • Lauren Massa-Lochridge, Voting Systems Standards Committee
  • Dale McGrew, We Vote USA
  • Julie Menter, New Media Ventures
  • Mindy Romero, California Civic Engagement Project

8pm – Close and more networking

Refreshments will be served. Come prepared to be inspired!

Event Sponsors:

Brigade
MapLight
Poliverse Long Distance Voter

Event hosts:
Lawrence Grodeska, CivicMakers
Dale McGrew & Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, We Vote USA
Lauren Massa-Lochridge, Voting Systems Standards Committee
Debra Cleaver, Long Distance Voter