Photo/Reba Saldanha Civic Innovations public sector leaders forum at Microsoft New England in Cambridge, MA August 22, 2016.

Last week, we joined the Civic Innovation Project for a Public Sector Leaders Forum focused on Technology and Citizen Engagement at Microsoft New England R&D Center. With guest speakers Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katie Stebbins, Zinelle October, Pratt N. Wiley, Howard Lim, Aaron Myran, Lourdes German, and Cathy Wissink, we spent the night discussing ways technology is helping us think differently about civic engagement.

Thank you to all who participated and took the time to present new ideas. See below for a recap of the night, told in tweets:

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