Conversation in Civic Innovation: Libraries as Drivers of Civic Engagement, District Hall, Wednesday, 16. January 2019

Alongside the fire house, schools and town hall, libraries have always been anchor civic buildings in our communities. And once as the center for books and research, libraries now play a critical role are reinventing themselves as civic institutions appropriate to the dynamic needs of the 21st century. And at a time when information is broadly available through our phones and computers, identifying trusted sources for information is in high demand.
Join us at District Hall for a discussion on libraries as drivers of civic engagement, covering the following topics:

The role of space and place;
The role of data and technology;
The shift of offerings;
The role of libraries in maintaining equitable access to key resources.

Schedule5:30-6 PM Registration and networking6:00-7:00PM Panel Discussion (line-up to be released soon)7:00-7:30PM Q&A7:30-8:30PM Post event networking

About the Organizers:
Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center New England aims for Microsoft to be “of” the community, not just exist within it. Through the Innovation and Policy Center, we are extending beyond the tech community to:

Connect stakeholders from tech to the broader business, academic and government communities;
Catalyze important technology and public policy discussions, and;
Contribute more directly to the health and vitality of greater New England.

Venture Café Foundation is a non-profit whose mission consists of three pillars:

Building and connecting communities of innovation
Expanding the definition of innovation and entrepreneurship
Building a more inclusive innovation economy

It enhances and accelerates the innovation process through:

Spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, tell stories, and build relationships, such as Venture Café at CIC in Cambridge, District Hall and the Roxbury Innovation Center.
Programs that create connections, such as Captains of Innovation and the Innovation Visitor Bureau.
Conversations and events that expand an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship, such as the Innovation and the City conference and Civic Innovation Series.

Conversation in Civic Innovation: Libraries as Drivers of Civic Engagement

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