Asia Society Northern California, in partnership with Code for Pakistan, brings together a range of experts to discuss an exciting new phenomenon. Civic “hackers” utilize technology to empower citizens and generate positive social change. We will ask questions such as: what are the mechanisms through which civic hackers bring about social transformation? What is the philosophy, aim, and genesis of this phenomenon? What is the impact across the world and, in particular, in Asia?
Our panelists represent several Code-for campaigns around the globe, and will illustrate the social contexts for their respective Code-for projects and campaigns, plus the unique challenges of each civic setting. The discussion will explore successful campaigns, innovations, and the kinds of challenges civic engagement initiatives face worldwide. After the panel discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists during short break-out sessions.
Thu 9 Jun 2016
6:00pm – 7:45pm
ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Panel discussion
6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Breakout sessions
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Reception & networking
Karl Mehta, Founder, Code for India
Nicole Neditch, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Code for America
Ashar Rizqi, President, Code for Pakistan
Vivek Srinivasan, Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford University
To register to attend the event, please purchase tickets on the Asia Society event page.