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About Civic I/O: Mayor's Summit

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IN•PUT / OUT•PUT n, 1. In computing, input/output (I/O) is the communication between an information processing system, such as a computer, and the outside world, possibly a human or another processing system.

While innovation in the government and civic sector continues to grow, local leaders still face many challenges. Civic I/O unites mayors, futurists, and business leaders on all sides to collectively develop solutions for the entrenched societal and governmental issues they face.

Participants will discuss, debate, and share best practices and new ideas on those important issues through panels and roundtables, intimate dinners with fellow mayors, and one-on-one engagements with entrepreneurs. Attendees will experience emerging technologies like autonomous cars firsthand while engaging with startups on the economic development opportunities those technologies unlock.

The event takes place in Austin, Texas, as part of SXSW Interactive, a world-famous event that brings together new ideas, emerging technologies, and a prolific concentration of cross-industry thought leaders from around the world.

Year in Review

Civic I/O 2017 Recap

2017 Key Themes

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Effective and scalable communication through social media and modern tech

Diversity and Social Equity

From civil rights to immigration to education, building a just and equitable world for all

Tomorrow’s City, Today

Transportation, housing, critical infrastructure, and becoming a truly smart city

Politics After the 2016 Election

Fake news, red and blue feeds, and partisanship in the real and digital world

Public Safety

Policing, terrorism, and criminal justice issues in the digital age

Technology and Innovation

Uncovering the data, leveraging the tech, and attracting the talent that disrupts