There are rumblings across the globe. Brexit. The influence of social media on election results. Democracy is being disrupted.The legitimacy of Western...

Democracy is being disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century

Location:

Macquarie Street
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
State Library of New South Wales
Democracy IS being disrupted: redefining governance in the 21st Century - Vivid Sydney 2018

Event Details

There are rumblings across the globe. Brexit. The influence of social media on election results. Democracy is being disrupted.

The legitimacy of Western democracy and of governments around the world is being questioned.

People want to see change, they want to get involved.

Digital democracy is here, but what exactly does that mean?

New methods and technologies are emerging to help open governments and transform our representative system into a more participatory one. It’s important for smart leaders and governments to understand the potential of these tools if they are to help their organisations adapt and remain relevant. 

On June 5, in collaboration with Vivid Ideas, engage2, The Mandarin and the Public Service Network to bring you Democracy is being disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century, a ‘how to’ professional development event that explores how governments might use these new tools to lead and represent more effectively.

What’s on the agenda?
Geopolitical security expert and Lowy Institute fellow Alan DuPont will open the panel, examining how democracy is being disrupted globally.

Tom Burton, Publisher of The Mandarin, will then chair a panel of experts in smart governance, democratic innovation and digital transformation for democracy, including the NSW Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Tydd.

What’s in it for you?
This is a professional development event for government executives and advisors. It is focused around key areas such as:

  • What digital democracy means for government agencies
  • Why leading transformational change within your department is critical
  • More about the tools and techniques being used around the world, and how they can be used to enhance representative democracy
  • A range of ways to make community consultation more effective

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