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.
- Hear from students, educators, and administrators leading the first participatory budgeting process to use district-wide funds in 10 public high schools in Phoenix - and to see student power in action during their PB Vote!
- Take part in—and observe—deliberation and dialogue in action through citizen juries and assemblies hosted by the Policy Jury Group and the Jefferson Center.
- Connect with international leaders in participatory budgeting, citizen juries and assemblies, and other innovations in participatory democracy in a variety of session formats and social events!