The Commons Live!


Join the Public Interest Technology program as we celebrate the one year anniversary of The Commons, our monthly publication for practitioners, with a unique live event focused on storytelling in government.

In the past year we’ve covered topics from procurement to parks, and had the opportunity to shine a light on stories important subjects for people working in and around government innovation efforts. So to celebrate one year of publication we are hosting The Commons Live! –– a live version of our newsletter. And as with all of our issues, this live issue has a theme: storytelling.

We love telling stories about government, but we can only tell so many on our own. So we’ve put together a roster of master government storytellers to help inspire practitioners to tell their own stories.

Follow the conversation online using #TheCommonsLive and following @NewAmericaPIT and @wearecommons.

Reception to follow.

Master of Ceremonies
Liza Mundy, @lizamundy
Senior Fellow, New America
Author, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Codebreakers of World War II

How to tell stories about your city
Aaron Foley, @aaronkfoley
Chief Storyteller, City of Detroit

How to get your own stories out into the world
Jenny Rogers, @jennyrogersDC
Deputy Editor, Washington Post

Suzanne LaBarre, @suzannelabarre
Design Editor, Fast Company

Kate Queram, @katequeram
Staff Correspondent, Route Fifty

Meredith Drosback (moderator)
Associate Director, SciLine

How to tell a video story
Noel Hidalgo, @noneck
Executive Director, BetaNYC

How to tell a personal story
Sarah Sullivan
The New Data Project, Deputy Executive Director