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Gavin Newsom: Angry Birds for Democracy

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Date:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Krista Kracher
Location Details:
The Commonwealth Club of California: San Francisco
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Anyone with an iPhone can publish, purchase, invest and entertain with the touch of a button – and now it’s time for government to get in the game. In his new book Citizenville, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom looks at how new digital tools can be used to dissolve political gridlock and technology can transform modern government. What would happen if the hours we spend playing Angry Birds could be used to crowd-source infrastructure design or participate in policy decisions? The former mayor of one of the country’s most high-tech and progressive cities, Newsom sees the potential in harnessing the online power of the ordinary citizen. Come hear Newsom in conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large of Fortune as the pair delves into Newsom’s vision for digital governance.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in/premium reception, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception/book signing
Cost: Regular: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes reserved seating and premium reception with the speaker. Limited to 65 guests): $45 standard, $30 members.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 2:30PM
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by Krista Kracher
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