Davenport Institute Hosts Election 2.016 Conference on Elections and Technology
The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy hosted the one-day conference “Election 2.016: Technology and Civic Engagement” at the Drescher Graduate Campus on October 14.
The five-session conference brought together panels of technology innovators, recognized academics, political strategists, democracy advocates, and students to explore how technology is changing the way voters engage in the political and election processes at the local and national government levels.
“Our goal was to encourage broader engagement in both discussion and action around elections, specifically to drive voter registration and election awareness within the Pepperdine community,” said Ashley Trim (MPP ’09), executive director of the Davenport Institute. “We did this in conjunction with a broader University effort to promote elections, and we wanted to have a connection between the technology world and the public policy world.”