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Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology help to engage and empower citizens?

  • The Grounds, Hove Town Hall Church Road Hove, England, BN3 United Kingdom (map)

How can we use tech to increase citizen participation in democratic decision making (e.g. Citizen Assemblies)? Can digital tools help engage citizens to generate ideas and be more active in civil society?

General elections are (most probably) happening! With plenty of discussions recently about the dangers of technology to democracy, this special ‘Brighton Digital Festival’ edition of Tech for Good Brighton focuses on the different ways that digital tech can be a force for good for democracy.

Join us for inspiring talks from:

  • Jen Bramley, Partnerships Manager at mySociety mySociety builds and shares digital technologies that help people be active citizens, across the three areas of Democracy, Transparency, and Community.

  • Ben Fowkes, Commercial Director at Delib Delib helps large organisations - mostly government - to adopt digital platforms for public consultation and participation exercises.

Talks will be followed by a panel discussion with city officials, local community organisations and tech for good advocates; as well as community shout-outs showcasing the best from the local ‘tech for good’ scene!

Earlier Event: October 14
PLATF9RM Members’ Meet Up - Hove
Later Event: October 15
PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove