FullConTech inspires citizens to get involved and combine each other's skills to solve problems and create new, more effective action plans. This begins with a deeper understanding of the city's civic challenges to discover better ways to make real progress on opportunities. At this year's event, the Seattle CityClub will unveil its Seattle Civic Health Index, which compiles research on the Pacific Northwest region and analyzes how it compares to other top tech hubs. The research outlines the overall civic health of Seattle after taking a closer look into the strengths and weaknesses, changes over time and demographic disparities.
"The city of Seattle is rich in talent and expertise. It is essential we leverage these strengths to create a better community for all who live and work here," said Michael Schutzler, CEO of WTIA. "Our collaboration workshop is a powerful experience. With open minds well informed by facts, we can help each other solve problems in ways we never thought possible."
"Seattle CityClub's Civic Health Index provides context for our region's civic strengths and needs and by partnering with the WTIA, we are able to leverage the connections, skills, and means for the tech sector to work on civic issues successfully," said Diane Douglas, executive director of Seattle CityClub.
The half-day conference will consist of TED-style Flash Talks with executives from Zillow and Graduate Tacoma, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The keynote will be given by Nigel Jacob, Co-founder of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Attendees will also participate in a series of interactive discussions working to address some of the issue areas outlined in the Civic Health Index.
WTIA FullConTech Conference
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 7:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Seattle City Hall, 601 5th Ave (Cherry St and 5th) Seattle, WA 98104
About Seattle CityClub Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by informing residents, engaging community leaders and providing programs that bridge politics, professions, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
About the WTIA The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a non-profit trade group. The primary mission of the WTIA is helping Washington residents gain access to high-wage tech-industry jobs. The WTIA acts as an independent, unifying voice to motivate industry, education and government peers to collaborate effectively and also uses group-buying power to help tech companies grow profitably. The WTIA group includes the 501c6 WTIA Member Trade Association, the 501c3 WTIA Workforce Institute, the 501c9 WTIA Voluntary Employees' Beneficiaries Association, and the for-profit company WTIA HR Benefits, Inc. Apprenti™ is a program operated by the WTIA Workforce Institute.