Readers in the Los Angeles area and greater Southern California region, can attend The Davenport Institute’s “Election 2.016 – Technology and Civic Engagement” conference. The event is scheduled ahead of the historic 2016 presidential election as a one-day conference on Friday October 14, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and will explore how technology is changing the way voters engage in the election process.
Along with the Davenport Institute, tech innovators, academics, political strategist, election officials, and students from all across the state of California will explore:
- How technology is changing the way voters access information, and the types of information available to them.
- How technology is changing the way voters engage in the political process at all levels of government from local through national.
- How technology is changing the way voters vote through election technology.
The conference will include a lunch keynote panel with chief social media strategist from Senator Rand Paul, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and President Barack Obama political campaigns.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register click here.
Contributor: Brian Stewart, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’17.