#ELGL18: Technology Lab

#ELGL18 takes place May 16, 17, and 18 in Golden, Colorado. You can register for #ELGL18 here.


#ELGL18 Tech Lab

ELGL and CitySourced are partnering to bring you a ton of tech learning at #ELGL18. On Friday, May 18 the Tech Lab will be open with 5 session on a range of civic tech and innovation topics. Check out the full agenda and we’ll see you in Golden!

Transforming Your Culture for Digital Transformation – 10:20 am

Local governments are starting to realize very quickly that something needs to change, the world around them is changing at a rapid pace and they are falling more and more behind with each passing day. The idea that “if we build it they will come” will no-longer suffice. Agencies need to begin to look at how they can make a drastic shift to the way they are thinking about organizational culture.

Speakers: Andrew Kirk, CitySourced (LinkedIn & Twitter) | Judy Elkind, ViewPoint (LinkedIn)

Improving Government through Customer Engagement – 10:50 am

Technology is often seen as a solution to problems in local government but it can also help us better engage with residents and work together to find solutions. Two civic tech leaders, CitySourced and Soofa, present creative ways to improve engagement through technology.

Speakers: Ed Krafcik, Soofa (LinkedIn & Twitter) | Paul Malin, CitySourced (LinkedIn & Twitter)

The Future of Innovation: Discussion Panel – 1:30 pm

The practical side of civic technology and innovation. Hear directly from local government administrators who provide insight on what innovation is to them, challenges faced, and how governments can implement new technology approaches.

Speakers: Allison Scheck, Lakewood, CO (LinkedIn & Twitter) | Kelsey McAuliff, Centennial, CO (LinkedIn) | Benjamin Irwin, Boulder, CO (LinkedIn & Twitter) | Paul Clanton (LinkedIn & Twitter) | Andrew Kirk, CitySourced (LinkedIn & Twitter)

Driving Towards Digital Transformation and Engagement – 3:00 pm

Transforming the way we build resident experiences. Learn how geography and location are working together to become a platform for resident engagement. Experts from ESRI will share best practices on driving digital transformation and engagement..

Speakers: Lee Johnston, Lakewood, CO (LinkedIn & Twitter)

Fast Paced Demo Race: Four Minute Tech Talks – 3:30 pm

No time for a full demonstration? No problem. Five leading civic technology companies will share their product and vision in 4 minute rapid presentations. These glimpses of cutting-edge technology will inspire and excite you.

Speakers: UrbanLeap, Soofa, ZenCityNextRequest & CitySourced