This is the 4th of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends.
ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Teenage Mutant Civic Hurdles: How Civic Tech Turns Students into Citizens” | Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.
icitizen is a community where you connect with your elected officials to be heard on the civic issues you care about. With icitizen, you create change at the local, state and federal level.
Over the country, higher ed. institutions face the same problem—it is difficult to get students to become civically engaged, and even MORE difficult to sustain that engagement through graduation and beyond. Why is this? Today’s students aren’t apathetic—we are simply asking this 21st-century generation to participate through decades-old civic channels that are cumbersome, inefficient and unrepresentative.
In this webinar, Alex Schreiner and Mark Keida of civic tech start-up icitizen will explore the “rising tide” of powerful new engagement tools driven by technology and designed to solve this problem. These tools create a simple but powerful two-way feedback loop between students and the communities they care about, both on and off campus. Join us as we demonstrate how to create informed, engaged and empowered students—while measuring the impact higher education is having on their civic development.
Mark Keida, Director of Polling from icitizen
Alex Schreiner, Partnerships and Outreach Manager from icitizen
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. EST
You can access a recording of the third Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth-Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” with CIRCLE, here: https://aascu.adobeconnect.com/p1krf5qvofe/