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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Thursday, April 20 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Impact of Digital Communication on Civic Engagement

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Advances in digital communication have changed the ways we receive and share data and information, market our services and products, and how we communicate with stakeholders. This session will examine the ways that digital communication and social media have altered the landscape and grown the impact of our work such as the ability to foster civic engagement. However there are often unintended consequences, especially as it relates to identity and privacy for the communities we serve.


Dan X. O’Neil

Director of Business Strategy and Product Development, Ad Hoc

Harper Reed

Former CTO for Obama For America and Threadless.com, Founder of Modest, Inc.

Angel Ysaguirre

Executive Director of Illinois Humanities

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Reception Room Lower Level