This one-day conference is aimed at students, faculty, practitioners, and citizens interested in applying new information tools and methods in their communities.

9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast 

10:00 Welcome
Cliff Lampe, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

10:15 Keynote address
DIGITAL MASTER PLANNING: An Emerging Strategic Practice in Global Cities
  Anthony Townsend, Founder, Bits and Atoms LLC

11:30 Lightning Talks
Kevin Liberman, A walk to the park: challenging the euclidean
Adam Engstrom, Ethics of Designing with Open Data
Ivoire Morrell, CUTGroup Detroit: Building better technology through civic engagement
Michigan Data Science Team, Data Analysis of the Flint water Crisis 
Samuel Krassenstein, Taking the First Steps Toward a Smart City

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Breakout session 1
The Changing Nature of Civic Engagement: Data Politics and Framing Alternatives
Josh Akers, Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban and Regional Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Confessions of a Civic Engagement Luddite
Scott TenBrink, Citizen Interaction Design Program Manager, University of Michigan
Flint TIMELINE Project
Chris Houseman & A2CivTech Team

2:30 Breakout session 2
Using Hybridity to Advance Participatory Practices in Public Organizations
  Tanya M. Kelley, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Information
Engaging Citizens in Public Policy Decisions: How a Governor-appointed commission utilized information tools
  Therese Empie, Strategy Advisor, Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder
Smart Cities Panel with SeeClickFix and MS2
  Samuel Krassenstein, MBA/MUP Candidate, University of Michigan

3:30 Closing Plenary
Engaging the Modern Citizen
  Wayne Burke, Executive Director, Open Forum Foundation & Cognizant Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

4:30 Closing remarks
Cliff Lampe, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information