Past Event

Gavin Newsom: Angry Birds for Democracy

Wed, Feb 27 2013 - 6:30pm

Gavin Newsom: Angry Birds for Democracy

Lieutenant Governor of California; Author, Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

In conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine

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, 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 his visions for digital governance and how you can reinvent your relationship with the powers that be.
 
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.
Also know: Thanks to The Right Blend and Schmor Wines for providing the wine for our Premium Reception.