We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference in Spring 2018 that will convene civic practitioners, of all ages, to explore innovations in how people participate in democracy. The conference is the creative effort of several fantastic organizations working to empower their community, including NCDD sponsoring org the Jefferson Center, and NCDD member org the Participatory Budgeting Project. Proposals are to be submitted by November 1st, so make sure you get yours in and reserve your space at this great event by purchasing your tickets ASAP.
We strongly encourage you to read the announcement from the Participatory Budgeting Project below or you can find their original post on their blog here.
Get involved with the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference
The Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference will bring together more than 250 youth, educators, advocates, elected officials, and researchers to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government.
Our conference kicks off just as 10 public high schools wrap up two weeks of voting in the Phoenix Union High School District—where students are using participatory budgeting to decide how to spend $55,000.
Join us! Purchase your tickets now at discounted rates.
Call for Proposals
In order to plan a conference that’s as participatory as the innovations we’re exploring, we want to hear from you!
We’re excited to review creative, engaging, and interactive proposals (check out these example session types) that focus on innovations in participatory democracy such as participatory budgeting, citizen juries and assemblies, and key practices that connect civic engagement and deliberation with decision-making.
Submissions close November 1, 2017.
We’re especially interested in proposals that:
- are creative, engaging, and interactive;
- showcase a diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds;
- encourage interaction, discussion, and/or skill-sharing with session attendees;
- are accessible to people of any background or experience level;
- promote new collaborations among conference attendees.
Submit your proposal for the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference.
On behalf of the powerful team planning the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference, we’re excited to shape this conference and the future of participatory democracy with you!
- Center for the Future of Arizona
- Jefferson Center
- Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University
- Participatory Budgeting Project
- Phoenix Union High School District
- Policy Jury Group
We look forward to reviewing your proposal and to working together to grow and deepen the impacts of innovations in participatory democracy.
You can find the original version of this blog post on the Participatory Budgeting Project’s site at www.participatorybudgeting.org/join-us-for-ipdconference/.