Tiana Epps-Johnson works to make the US election system more modern, inclusive and secure.

Why you should listen

As the founder and executive director at the Center for Technology and Civic Life, Tiana Epps-Johnson leads a team that provides resources and training to support local election officials in modernizing the ways they communicate with voters and administer elections. Her team also publishes free, open-source civic datasets that have been accessed over 200 million times through some of the most powerful tools that drive civic participation.

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Why is voting in the US so difficult?

November 20, 2018

It is no exaggeration to say that the American election system is complicated. Just look at the recounts, and think about your own voting experiences. Here’s what's needed to bring the US into the 21st century -- and help bring every citizen to the polls.

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The Next Wave: A night of talks from TED and Zebra Technologies

November 5, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing a tsunami of change that will dramatically affect how we interact with and adapt to technology. The ways we choose to ride this wave will determine the shape of our future. Will we use this as an opportunity to solve our most pressing issues, or allow it to become a […]

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