Civic Tech

Everything is changing rapidly in 2019, libraries, cultural institutions, governments, and public service organizations. What are the challenges facing these community service organizations as they adapt to open data, mobile technology, AI, and collaborative partnerships to support each other and enhance the communities. Join these exciting workshops, talks and discussions to contribute, network and collaborate with other local likeminded individuals.

Sessions

Transformation Towards Smart Communities & Workforce Readiness for the Future

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Talk
Room 
Great Hall
Building 
Kaplan Hall
Session Leaders 

Every community wants to ensure the smartness and resiliency for its population and transforming towards that objective. If they have not started the journey, they will be starting soon. It is no longer an "if" thing, rather a "when" thing. We want to take you a framework and journey to become a Smart Community, and with "Smart Everything". When we have Smart Everything as an operating model, we need to make sure our workforce is ready to support those. We will discuss combining the transformation of smart communities and supporting workforce readiness in this presentation.

 

Storytelling with Open Data and Mobile Technology

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Talk
Room 
Great Hall
Building 
Kaplan Hall
Session Leaders 

The advent and proliferation of smartphones present cultural institutions with valuable new opportunities to display and share their collections. But constantly evolving technology is complicated and costly, demanding resources for implementation and maintenance. These challenges leave many institutions grappling with how to best use technology and keep pace with change. In this session, we’ll explore the changing relationship between cultural institutions and an increasingly mobile generation.

Libraries evolving to meet community needs

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Talk
Room 
Great Hall
Building 
Kaplan Hall
Session Leaders 

Everything is changing rapidly in 2019, and libraries are no exception. Libraries have evolved from book warehouses to community hubs that seek to satisfy the new needs for their community members. We'll examine the modern community library, its initiatives and opportunities to use it to connect, learn, and grow. 

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