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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
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Wednesday, April 10 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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This evening dialogue hosted by Charlottesville Tomorrow, Smart Cville, and Uva Data Science Institute in partnership with the Tom Tom Festival 2019 Civic Innovation Conference explores the intersection of local government open data initiatives, emerging nonprofit journalism models, and community engagement strategies as a focus for civic innovation and public dialogue. Data alone cannot solve problems for local governments, but paired with dynamic public engagement efforts, data can help organize issues into policy frameworks that yield more accountable, transparent, and equitable systems.

Engagement presentation from UVa. DSI and Smart Cville

$30 Ticket includes full bar and light fare by Kitchen

Moderators
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Giles Morris

Executive Director, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Giles Morris grew up in Washington, D.C., the son of a Congressional press secretary and an international economics correspondent for the Times of London. He started working as a full-time journalist in 2007 as the general assignment reporter for the Rhinelander Daily News in Rhinelander... Read More →

Speakers
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Sheila Dugan

Director of Cities, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence
Sheila worked on broadband adoption and access programs before joining GovEx. As EveryoneOn’s former Chief Marketing Officer, she collaborated with nonprofits and government agencies to promote affordable internet service and devices to unconnected households across the United States... Read More →
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Beena Raghavendran

Engagement reporter, ProPublica
Beena Raghavendran is the engagement reporter for the Local Reporting Network. She works with several reporters around the country to boost audience voice and engagement in stories.
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Larry Terry

Executive Director, University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Dr. Larry D. Terry II is the Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. With over 20 years of public service and higher education experience, Dr. Terry has worked in California, New York, and most recently Dallas, Texas to improve... Read More →
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John Killeen

Executive Director, DataWorks
John is an urban planner and the executive director of DataWorks. His work with neighborhoods and community organizations includes mapping and other data visualization related to demographics, housing, health, economic development and the intersection of these in communities.Since... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 10, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Vault Virginia 300 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA