The increasing role of technology in government will be the topic of an upcoming symposium at the University of Central Florida.

UCF’s Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government will host “From the Chambers to the Cloud: Connecting Citizens and Local Governments.” The event will be free and open to the public.

The symposium will be held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Mar. 10, featuring presentations from government officials from across the country. Topics will include “Engaging Citizens in their Communities: The Role of Technology,” “Technology & Citizens: A National Perspective” and “Technology and Citizenship in Florida.”

There will be a lunch break followed by an “Applications/Demonstrations” program.

Partnering with the institute is the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Local Government Coalition.

The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government is a nonpartisan organization affiliated with the UCF Department of Political Science that promotes civic education and engagement. The institute’s programs encourage discussion of issues from diverse viewpoints, stimulate participation in the political process and support research on politics and policy.