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WorldAffairs 2014

NextGen Changemakers Reception: Civic Innovation

Friday, March 14, 6:00-7:00 PM

The NextGen Changemakers: Civic Innovation reception offers a platform for the exploration of innovative solutions to global problems.

This year the reception will showcase civic innovation. We will highlight a select group of Bay Area companies and organizations who are at the intersection of technology and civic life.

Network, engage and connect to the innovative solutions originating locally that address civic issues globally.

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Civic Innovator Highlights



Change.org's mission is to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see. Our vision is a world in which no one is powerless and creating change is part of daily life.


Code for America

Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways. CfA is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st Century.


Institute for the Future

Institute for the Future is an independent, non-profit strategic research group with over 45 years of forecasting experience. Our mission is to help organizations, communities and individuals think systematically about the future. We do not predict the future; no one can. Instead we develop tools to support better decision making in the present. Our job is to narrow the cone of uncertainty and describe the range of possible futures. We bring foresight and insight about these futures to inspire and motivate more informed and thoughtful action.



MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics in the US Congress and in the California and Wisconsin state legislatures. We provide journalists and citizens with transparency tools that connect data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies and more to show patterns of influence never before possible to see. These tools allow users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policy so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences our political system.


SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation

The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation champions new ideas in government, making City Hall more accountable, accessible and responsive. We inform the Mayor’s innovative vision, help City departments pilot new programs and improve the interface between government and citizens.



POPVOX is a civic engagement platform that meshes real-time legislative data with users’ personal stories and sentiment. POPVOX curates and delivers public input to government in a format tailored to actionable policy decisions.



Socrata is a cloud software company focused on helping government organizations democratize access to data and use it to improve transparency, citizen service and fact-based decision-making.

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