Civic Engagement in the 2016 Elections

Civic Engagement in the 2016 Elections

On January 18, 2017, the Knight Foundation and Civic Hall Symposium on Tech, Politics and the Media took place at the New York Public Library. The day-long event brought together 150 invited guests, including Knight News Challenge grantees along with leading journalists, technologists, campaign organizers, academics and thought leaders for a series of curated panel discussions. 

This panel, Civic Engagement in the 2016 Election, focused on the following questions: Are there better ways of engaging people in the public arena? What worked in 2016? What didn’t? Can we make voting, along with other forms of civic participation, more fun? More valuable?

Speakers were:
Eric Liu – Citizen University
Seth Flaxman – Democracy Works
Tiana Epps-Johnson – Center for Technology and Civic Life
Kate Krontiris – Independent Researcher
Seamus Kraft (moderator) – OpenGov Foundation

A new year, a new purpose.

A new year, a new purpose.

Nyaanina Sophia Krontiris-Sengeh at One.

Nyaanina Sophia Krontiris-Sengeh at One.