Tech@State:ElecTech

Highlights from the U.S. Department of State's Tech@State: ElecTech event on November 30 - December 1, 2012

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  1. The U.S. Department of State's Office of eDiplomacy hosted its ninth Tech@State conference on November 30 - December 1, 2012. Tech@State: ElecTech focused on the important and expanding role of technology on democratic elections and the electoral process both domestically and internationally.
  2. Welcoming Remarks

  3. Keynote Address - Robin Carnahan, Missouri Secretary of State

  4. Plenary Panel - Digital Strategies for U.S. Presidential Elections

    This panel was moderated by Alan Rosenblatt (Center for American Progress) and included Michael Slaby (Obama for America), Matt Lira (Romney for President), Samantha Smith (Google), Adam Conner (Facebook) and Mindy Finn (Twitter).
  5. Breakout Sessions

    The remainder of the day included panels and workshops that focused on how specific technologies are being utilized in various aspects of elections and the electoral process. Panels included "When Zombies Vote: Fraud and Inaccuracies in Voter Technologies", "When Voters Tweet: Social Media to Engage Voters", and more!
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