Facilitating Public Participation through Technology
Friday, March 21st – 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Holiday Inn Select, Norfolk Airport, 1570 North Military Highway – Norfolk, VA 23502
General admission $30; Students $25.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Symposium Orientation
9:15 – 10:30 Panel – Use of Social Media by Local Governments – Experts from Chesapeake, Hampton and Norfolk will share their experience in leveraging creative practices to engage citizens through social media.
10:45 – 12:00 Panel – Technology & Citizen Engagement – Experts from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Hampton will share their best practices for engaging citizens in city governance.
12:10 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Speaker – Mark Barham, Director of Information Technology, Williamsburg – The Center for Digital Government ranked Williamsburg as one of the top 10 tech-savvy cities with a population less than 75,000. Mark will share the progress made over the past year on information, communication practices, return on investment, the ability to innovate and leverage creative practices.
This Symposium is open to the general public, but is specifically designed for public and non-profit practitioners and students studying public administration, public policy or political science.
For more information contact: John Dunning – email@example.com – (757) 898-4960