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Ctrl+Shift+Democracy: The Impact of Technology on Society and Governance

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

About the Series:

In our rapidly evolving digital age, the interplay between technology and democracy has become increasingly complex and consequential .Join us for an enlightening limited lecture series, “Ctrl+Shift+Democracy: The Impact of Technology on Society and Governance,” hosted at CT’s Old State House in Summer 2024. This series will delve into the profound impact of technology on our democracy, examining how unprecedented advancements are reshaping governance, policy, and societal dynamics.

How A.I. Is Changing Government 
Thursday, July 11, 2024

Join our first panel as we delve into the transformative impact of AI on government and society, exploring both its potential to revolutionize public services and the ethical considerations it raises. Experts from technology, policy, and education fields will discuss how AI can enhance governance, improve citizen engagement, address societal challenges, and the challenges it might pose to education and accessibility. Attendees will gain insights into the balance between innovation and regulation in shaping a future with AI.

Guest Speakers:

  • James Maroney, Connecticut State Senator
  • Belinha de Abreu, President of the International Council for Media Literacy
  • Vahid Behzadan, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Data Science, University of New Haven
  • Dan O’Keefe, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development 

This event is FREE and open to the public. To RSVP CLICK HERE


On street parking is available. Garage parking for $5 is available at StateHouse Square Parking Garage, located at 55 Market Street, just steps awayfrom Connecticut’s Old State House. Pleasepresent your parking ticket to the museum’s Visitor Services desk forvalidation.

Free on-street parking is available after 6 pm and onweekends. Please follow posted parking instructions.

Our Doors Are Open:

Connecticut’s Old State House is committed to ensuring all visitorshave access to this historic site. Our building is mobility friendly with aramp on the West side entrance and elevator access to all floors. Our bathroomson the ground floor are also accessible and have changing tables. If you wishto inquire about special accommodations for a tour or special event, pleasecall (860) 522-6766.   


July 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main St
Hartford, CT United States
(860) 522-6766