DRIVE CHANGE. FROM THE GROUND UP.
Civic Participation in the Digital Age
Democracy thrives when citizens choose to actively participate in civic and political life to drive change. From citizens looking to advance the values of inclusivity, diversity and equality to neighbourhood groups coming together to shape the schools in their community, these large movements and small local campaigns all around the world are demonstrating the power of explicit engagement, technology, and new ways of organizing. DemocracyXChange is about the practical campaign skills and tools individuals and startup teams need to connect and make change happen. Come join us.
A full day of keynote speakers, panel discussions and a civic campaign and technology XChange designed to engage and connect participants through pitch presentations, a campaign and exhibitor marketplace and facilitated participant feedback sessions. Breakfast and lunch are provided and the day is capped off with an evening networking social featuring special guests.
“With DemocracyXChange we are working to bring together a community of engaged individuals, young and old, who are cross-partisan, politics-positive, and discourse-driven. We hope that DemocracyXChange will catalyze explicit change in our communities by sharing techniques, tools, and best practices from civic campaigns around the world and with each other.”
– Ana Serrano, Co-Chair, DemocracyXChange and Board Member, Open Democracy Project
“There’s never been a more important time for DemocracyXChange. We need to come together to demonstrate that democracy can make positive change in our communities, and that politics is a practice that is open to all.”
– Karim Bardeesy, Co-Chair, DemocracyXChange and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University