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Inclusive Urban Innovation: Can Tech Promote Opportunity & Civic Engagement?

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

The Harvard Alumni for Education, Harvard Club of DC, and the OpenGov Hub are pleased to invite you to a stimulating panel discussion on how to promote inclusive opportunity and engagement through urban innovation.

This special event will feature a diverse, cross-sector panel of individuals working to promote urban innovation, opportunity and civic engagement in myriad ways. All panelists will address the opportunities and challenges both of making the tech field more inclusive and representative, and of leveraging innovative tools to enable civic engagement and inclusive policy/decision making.

DC Council member Brandon Todd will address innovative ways to engage DC residents, particularly young people, in technology and in local decision making. Aaron Saunders, founder of LumaLab, will speak about the experience of creating one of Washington DC's first-ever Inclusive Innovation Incubator. Chike Aguh (CEO of Everyone On) will discuss the steps his organization is taking to help close the digital divide. Nneka Ezenwa (Verizon) will address the logistical challenges of achieving broadband internet access for all. The panel will be moderated by Nada Zohdy, Manager at the OpenGov Hub, a co-working community and network of 35+ organizations promote open government reforms around the world.

Join us for a stimulating evening of reflection and community discussion on how to ensure all city residents can benefit from the growth of technology and innovation in the District and beyond.

This event is co-hosted by Harvard Alumni for Education, Harvard Club of DC, and the OpenGov Hub.