BetaTalks at Sidewalk Labs — Reporting back from #CfASummit #OGPCanada #PDF2019

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Join BetaNYC and Sidewalk Labs for an evening of lightning talks from members of NYC's civic tech community, who will share personal reflections and insights from recent civic tech events in North America.

To attend, you must register in advance and reserve a ticket via Eventbrite < >

Date: Tuesday, 25 June
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Sidewalk Labs, 10 Hudson Yards,[masked]th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Check in with security and take the elevator to the 26th floor.

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Tickets are required in advance. Note that space is limited and security requires pre-printed badges.

Event Details

At the end of May, several notable summits convened. In Oakland, Code for America convened its eighth summit to explore what works and imagine what’s possible using technology and design in government. In Ottawa, the sixth Open Government Partnership Global Summit delivered concrete action items addressing themes of gender and inclusion, civic space, and democratic governance in the digital age. In New York City, the Personal Democracy Forum held an intimate day-long event exploring ways in which we can make tech more ethical, civic, and inclusive. These events are focal points for international communities that intersect civic and public interest technology, service design, and open government.

Join us on June 25th at Sidewalk Labs for a #BetaTalks that supports thoughtful continued dialogue and local connections. This event is an opportunity for New Yorkers of all stripes to hear back from those who presented at and/or attended these recent events. Voices from NYC’s public interest and civic tech community will present their personal insights and reflections in a series of lightning talks, followed by conversation, networking and refreshments.


7:00PM Refreshments

7:25 - Welcoming Remarks + Introductions

7:35 - Lightning Talks (4-5 minutes each)

8:40 - Questions / Answers and Closing Remarks

Co-Hosts and Sponsors

- BetaNYC
- Sidewalk Labs
- Internet Society of New York

Thank you for the image by © Drew Bird Photography, modified by BetaNYC using a Creative Commons attribution-non commercial license.

Image Description - Code For America Summit May 2019 Oakland, CA Drew Bird Photography San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Have Camera. Will Travel. [masked]