Featured Session: A Starting Point: Connecting Politicians to the People they Serve

Actor, Producer & Director Chris Evans, Filmmaker & Actor Mark Kassen and Technology Entrepreneur Joe Kiani have spent the past year traveling the country asking lawmakers from nearly every state a variety of questions on topical issues. Presented for the first time at SXSW, the trio will launch a new civic engagement platform called A Starting Point, which creates a clear and bipartisan channel of communication between Americans and their elected leaders.

During a live demo, Evans, Kassen and Kiani will share their stories – from why they created it, the innovation & new tech that drives it, to what surprised them most about the politicians who contributed.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Chris Evans
Chris Evans

A Starting Point

photo of Tamron Hall
photo of Mark Kassen
Mark Kassen

A Starting Point

photo of Joe Kiani
Joe Kiani

A Starting Point

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge