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How to Improve Citizen Engagement with GIS - A GovLoop & Esri Meet Up

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Connect with Citizens to Better Understand the Impacts of Policy.

Come to our next DC Meet Up on Thursday, November 7, 2013, and learn how maps are being used throughout Congress to help elected officials communicate with those they represent and to better understand the impacts of policy. The featured speaker will be Tim Petty, deputy legislative director for Senator James Risch. Find out how and why ArcGIS Online is being used by Congress, other federal agencies, and the public, and enjoy some good old-fashioned networking.

Schedule:
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Meet & Mingle with fellow D.C. metro area GIS and developer professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Did You Know Congress Uses GIS?
Petty will talk about bringing mapping and GIS to the US Congress and will be joined by other guest speakers describing their use of the latest ArcGIS mapping tools.

Start Up Spotlight
POPVOX CEO and Founder, Marci Harris, will demonstrate their nonpartisan advocacy platform meshing real-time legislative data with personal stories and sentiment in a format optimized for Congress.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet & Mingle a little longer with fellow D.C. metro area GIS and developer professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.