The Tbilisi Civic Media Festival explored ideas, projects, and technologies that foster dialogue, advocacy, and civic action. We were especially interested in the use of data, mapping, and visualizations.
The festival was facilitated in English, with many sessions held in Georgian.
WHAT: Tbilisi Civic Media Festival
THEME: Ideas, projects, and technologies that foster dialogue, advocacy, and civic action
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2013, from 9:30am to 5pm
WHERE: Multimedia Educational Center, 10a Aleksandre Chavchavadze Street
TWITTER HASHTAG: #civika2013
Here is an report on the festival from the most-wonderful Mirian Jugheli, from The Tbilisi Hangout.
The Civic Media Festival was sponsored by the East West Management Institute (EWMI) Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC) project in collaboration with the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IREX’s G-MEDIA project generously provided the venue.
What is civic media?
“Civic media” is umbrella term that encompasses the practices, technologies, and forms of communication that advance political dialogue and action, strengthen social bonds, and create a strong sense of civic engagement.
What is an unconference?
An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a theme or purpose. You don’t need to prepare anything — just show up with lots of questions and enthusiasm.