Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference

All around the world, innovations in civic engagement and participatory democracy are transforming communities. We are bringing together more than 250 community leaders, government officials and staff, practitioners, researchers, funders, young leaders, and technologists to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government. Join us!

The Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference will take place on March 8 – 10, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona – presented by the Center for the Future of Arizona, the Jefferson Center, the Katal Center, the Participatory Budgeting Project, the Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University, Phoenix Union High School District, and the Policy Jury Group.

Together, as a collaborative conference planning team, we’re committed to working to build a more participatory and inclusive democracy by lifting up the impact of public spending and the good that government can do, by bringing people together to connect with and learn from those outside their bubbles, and by building new spaces for those with the least power to make real decisions.