’Fixing Congress’ Panel Discussion and Reception

Date: 

Friday, March 20, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission St, San Francisco CA, 94105

Hack4Congress adCurrent and former members of Congress and Bay Area technologists address the prospects for solving congressional dysfunction

Co-organized with the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco, the OpenGov Foundation and POPVOX

The Ash Center and the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco invite you to a kickoff panel for the San Francisco #Hack4Congress “Not Just for Technologists” hackathon. The panel will address key structural problems that undermine the efficacy of Congress and explore solutions for improving the lawmaking process in addition to better to facilitating cross-partisan dialogue, and modernizing congressional participation. Panelists will also discuss the prospects and strategies for integrating technology into the operations of Congress today.

Panelists include:
Archon Fung, Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy & Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)
Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D-CA)
George Miller, Former U.S. Representative (D-CA)
Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Facebook
Marci Harris, Founder and CEO, POPVOX

About #Hack4Congress
#Hack4Congress is an intensive, multi-day event where you will collaborate with people of different disciplines, interests and expertise to help build new digital tools, policy innovations, and other innovative solutions to address the growing dysfunction in Congress. More information at Hack4Congress.org.

About the HKS Alumni Network of the San Francisco Bay Area

The mission of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Alumni Network of the San Francisco Bay Area is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between and among the Harvard Kennedy School and local alumni in the San Francisco/Bay area by creating and promoting alumni engagement opportunities and advancing the mission of the School.