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Policy and a Pint: How Civic Tech and Design Can Make Government Policy More Appealing

  • Position Interactive 1013 7th Street Sacramento, CA, 95814 United States (map)

We’re partnering up with Sacramento Design Week to do a “Policy and a Pint” discussion on design and technology, and how government agencies can better use them to craft messages that grab citizens’ eyeballs and gets their full civic engagement.

From civic-tech apps and user interface to social media and marketing messages, we’ll talk to designers and government officials about how these two groups can work together to get the word out in visually-appealing ways.

This discussion is a good one for designers looking to work with public-sector clients, and for government officials in charge of communicating important messages to their constituents, but it’s open to everyone who’s interested in how California government is (and should be) using civic tech and design to reach out to us with their news, announcements and messages.

But get your tickets soon — we only have 50 seats! Ticket price includes food and drinks.

* Maurice Chaney, president-elect of the California Association of Public Information Officials, and public information officer for the City of Roseville

* Kara Primm, graphic designer at Uptown Studios in Sacramento

* Zach Quaintance, staff writer for Government Technology

* Jon Robinson, deputy city manager for West Sacramento

* Jesse Taggert, director of research and design at Truss in San Francisco, and former director of design at California Child Welfare Digital Services

The “Happy Half-Hour” starts at 6 p.m., and we’ll start talking at 6:30 p.m.