Hey Northfielders, the National Civic Summit comes to Mpls next week. It’s free.

bg_nlfbNorthfield is full of civic-minded folks so I thought I’d alert y’all to the National Civic Summit which is being held in downtown Minneapolis next week, July 15-17. The two-day conference is free and open to the public, though there is a charge for the pre-conference party and National Tweetup at the Mill City Museum on Wed. night.

The key questions for the conference:

  • “How can we increase civic imagination and capacity to solve today’s challenges in ways that serve the public interest?”
  • “How do we use technology to move from isolation and overload to effective collaboration and solutions?”

The folks at the Citizens League, one of the event’s co-sponsors, will be unveiling CitiZing!, their new online civic collaboration utility, at the Summit. Sometimes Northfielder Lars Johnson, Sunbeam Digital, has been one of the key developers of CitiZing!. I’m eager to see what it might offer us here in Northfield.

If you’re interested in attending, attach a comment here or contact me. It might be fun to have a civic gang from Northfield there.

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