The EngageTech Forum is an interactive event designed to help public servants understand the technologies available for community and stakeholder engagement.
It’s a technology showcase with a difference, where participation and peer-to-peer sharing is encouraged. You won’t just be presented to or pitched at. It’s designed so that you can share your lessons, ask questions and discuss opportunities with others experimenting with tools for engagement in New Zealand. We’ve even used experience design methods to make sure it’s actually engaging!
You’ll see a spectrum of technologies available for consultation and engagement. We’re not just talking about online engagement and social media, the EngageTech forum will cover all the different ways you can use technology to understand, engage and work with community.
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media and Minister for Government Digital Services
General Manager, Government Information Services, The Department of Internal Affairs
Programme Director, The Policy Project at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Founder and Managing Director of engage2
Partner at Public Engagement Projects and teacher of EGOV 503: ICT-enabled Public Engagement at Victoria University
(B.Sc M.Ed(Admin) PhD)
Senior Research and Teaching Fellow in the School of Government, Victoria University
Head of Citizen Engagement and Insights, Auckland Council
This practical and engaging program allows public servants to understand technological changes within government. They can also learn how to improve public engagement through innovation and effective technologies.
Anyone in government who wants to improve their engagement through technology. But particularly the position below:
It’s not just talking heads. It’s very engaging, very participatory, lots of round tables. You’re constantly meeting new people and having new discussions.
It was great to benefit from such a broad range of experience that people have had across different organisations.
It’s good that we did lots of workshops where you are sharing ideas with people and it gives you a practical platform, a practical understanding of the materials.
EngageTech was very different type of event to what we’re used to sponsoring and it really worked. It was great to see our clients sharing their lessons with others and as a sponsor we got to really interact with delegates rather than be on the outskirts looking in.
I think one of the most important things I’ve learnt today is how many really good tools there are for social media engagement with the community.
It was great to see colleagues from across the Queensland Government so engaged at the EngageTech QLD event. It was a chance to encourage and support staff looking to innovate – and sharing lessons and experiences is key. I know everyone will be looking forward to seeing the report and hearing everyone’s ideas.
Today’s been a great way to get an overview of the various methodologies for engaging with community and stakeholders.
The EngageTech Forum is an engagement technology showcase and workshop with a collaborative peer-to-peer format that facilitates intimate engagement between government technology users and technology providers.
You’ll see the full spectrum of technologies available for consultation and engagement at this five-staged event. We’re not just talking about online engagement and social media, the forum will cover all the different ways you can engage and collaborate using technology.
At the EngageTech Forum, you will see and hear about the ways technology can help you to:
All meals, refreshments, parking and heaps of fun!
You’ll be sent a link with a short pre-workshop questionnaire (only takes 10 minutes, promise) and reminders about what to bring, times, logistics. And you’re set!
Just your open mind and willingness to participate, have fun and learn
Whatever you feel comfortable in.
Smart casual is usually the way to win.
The location for EngageTech will be Rutherford House, Pipitea campus (
Please contact Amelia Loye on 0411 960 585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org