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Friday, June 29 • 10:15am - 10:45am
How Technology Is Changing Our Relationship to the Places We Live

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In the midst of the Pokémon GO launch two years ago, Niantic partnered with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to experiment with ways that augmented reality technology could improve how people come together and interact in communities. Hear from Niantic and Knight Foundation about what they were trying to learn, what happened, and some lessons on how technology can (and can’t) accelerate efforts to enable more engaged communities.

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Sam Gill

Vice President/Communities & Impact, Senior Adviser to the President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Sam Gill joined Knight Foundation in June 2015. In his capacity as VP/Communities and Impact, Gillleads Knight’s Community and National Initiatives team, which helps cities attract talent, expand opportunity and promote civic engagement. The foundation has resident program directors... Read More →
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Gabriel Stricker

Vice President of Communications, Niantic, Inc.
Gabriel Stricker is the Vice President of Communications at Niantic, Inc., the spinoff of Alphabet Inc. focused on creating augmented reality games that encourage outdoor activity and exploration. He is the former Vice President of Policy and Communications at Google Fiber, and the... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium