SXSW 2023

Can Innovation & Entrepreneurs Save Our Elections?


Our democracy has been ravaged by a two-party system that leaves voters apathetic, or forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. Whether you’re concerned about the climate, privacy, inequality, or individual freedoms, solutions seem impossible when they’re caught up in dysfunctional partisan politics. It’s no wonder that a majority of eligible voters, including more than half of Millennials and Gen Z, say the major parties don’t represent them and they’re looking for systemic fixes to repair our election process.

Join us for a frank conversation among community organizers and nonprofit leaders building or advocating for innovative tools for election reform. Learn how you can help change the rules and disrupt the current broken system, creating a brighter future for all!

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  1. Innovative Tech: How to use free, open-source tech as a lever to marshal the creative community and mobilizes digital natives to vote differently
  2. Entreprenuerial Spirit: How a willingness to think outside the box and experience launching, growing & scaling successful companies made a difference
  3. Empowering Activists: How joining a viral, growing movement will give us the chance to break the two-party doom loop for the first time in history!



Lauren Postler, Regional Director, Veterans for Political Innovation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Civic Engagement
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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