At the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Tiana Epps-Johnson works to make the US election system more modern, inclusive and secure.

Why you should listen

Tiana Epps-Johnson is founder and executive director of the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), where she leads a team using technology to modernize the voting experience in the US. Prior to CTCL, she spent three years as the election administration director at the New Organizing Institute. She previously worked on the Voting Rights Project for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.A 2021 Emerson Collective Dial Fellow and a recipient of the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Epps-Johnson was part of the inaugural cohort of Obama Foundation Fellows in 2018. She was also a Technology and Democracy fellow at the Harvard Ash Center in 2015.


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What Now … for the future? Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2021

December 3, 2021

Over three days and six sessions at TEDWomen 2021, more than 40 speakers and performers shared ideas that spanned the globe and drew from across cultures and disciplines to answer the question: What now? For the final session, speakers explored the biggest question of all — What now for the future? — and encouraged us […]

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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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