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[CALL / CONFERENCE] Need Designers/Coders for April 18th Summit


Topline Request:  We are looking for 6 two-person designer/developer teams to join The Governance Lab’s Summit on Making Engagement Work at New York University to help design real solutions to drive citizen engagement in government

Where:  Brooklyn MetroTech at home of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress

When:  April 18th, 2013

What:  Create mockups and/or prototypes of the platforms designed at each of six design charrettes (see attached program). Each session will be chaired by a leader interested in implementing what gets designed. These include Minister of ICT of Rwanda, Director of Analytics for New York City, Head of Innovation for Britain’s National Health Service and more.

Who: The event will bring together a small but diverse range of activists, researchers, notable academics, industry designers, technologists as well as government, civil society and business leaders to develop concrete approaches to overcome the hard unknowns that stand between us and a future of open and collaborative governance.

Please let me know if this would be fun for any alumni or students or other people with rockstar tech chops.  It’s a great networking opportunity and a chance to participate in something truly meaningful and exciting. Happy to answer any questions,

Best and thanks,


Enc. Conference Program and Detailed Descriptions of Design Charrettes

About The GovLab:  Funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and housed at New York University with a network of partners, the Governance Lab (GovLab) designs and implements technology-enabled solutions that advance a collaborative, networked approach to reinventing traditional institutions of governance to the end of improving the quality of people’s lives. Our work is predicated on two hypotheses:

– Institutions that govern themselves more collaboratively solve problems faster and with greater success.
– Greater engagement leads to more legitimate democratic governance and also to better solutions for citizens.