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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Democracy Took Over My Government, Now What?

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Join the social engagement gurus employed by New York City and the State of Michigan as they share their process of organizing tens of thousands of people in an online conversation that included public debate and resolution to the tune of a $14 billion budget and the suggestions for efficiency from 50,000 state employees.
This session shares lessons learned and best practices about building a successful and sustainable citizen engagement initiative.
An open dialogue has never been more imperative or more possible than in the digital age. It is a built-in expectation capable of generating and maintaining new government revenue streams, changing business, satisfying citizens and looking at democracy as it was intended: by the numbers.

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Ari Hoffnung

New York City Deputy ComptrollerCity of New YorkAri Hoffnung has been a leader in promoting transparency and civic engagement initiatives since he joined the Comptroller’s Office in 2010. He is the driving force behind Checkbook NYC, a website that empowers the public to keep an... Read More →
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Nicole Sunstrum

Dir of Social MediaUniversity of MichiganNicole has over four years experience coordinating statewide public sector social engagement initiatives. Before assuming her current role as the Director of Social Media for the University of Michigan, Nicole was responsible for managing a... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB