The EngageTech Forums are interactive events designed to help public servants learn about and share their experiences using technology 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 be presented to or pitched at. The events are designed using a participatory format so that you can share your lessons and discuss opportunities with others who are also experimenting with tools for engagement in your city.
We’ve even used experience design methods to make sure it’s actually engaging!
You’ll see the full spectrum of technologies available for consultation and engagement. 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:
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.
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 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.