If we were to rethink democracy, where would we as a community start? Is there a way to leverage lessons from the past, democratic innovations and new...

Evolving Democracy

Location:

NSW
Australia

Evolving Democracy

Speakers

Amelia Loye - Managing Director engage2

Amelia Loye

Managing Director engage2

Amelia Loye is the founder and managing director of engage2. For more than 15 years, Amelia has helped governments in Australia, New Zealand and Canada to engage the people and organisations they represent, serve and govern in policymaking, planning and service design. Amelia was recently invited to speak to the United Nations Economic and Social Council about public participation in government and society.

Nicholas Gruen

Nicholas Gruen

CEO of Lateral Economics

Nicholas Gruen is a prominent Australian economist and commentator on innovation, CEO of Lateral Economics and chairman of the Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia). He was formerly chairman of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, the Australian Government's Innovation Australia and founding chairman of Kaggle. Lindsay Tanner has described him as "Australia's foremost public intellectual."

Nicolas Hatton

Nicolas Hatton

Founder of the3million

Nicolas is the founder of the3million, helping the British Government and European institutions to understand the impact of the Brexit referendum on the 3 million EU citizens who have made their lives in the UK.

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Futurist

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading business futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor.  

He has delivered keynotes and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents; he travels the world helping major organizations think about the future.

Ross is the founding chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group of companies, which spans consulting, publishing, events, apps, creative services and other activities across five companies.  

His bestselling books include the acclaimed Living Networks, famous for anticipating the rise of social media, and most recently Getting Results From Crowds.  Ross's frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, New York Times, the Today and Sunrise shows.  

 

Nathan Spataro - CEO of SecureVote

Nathan Spataro

Co-Founder and CEO of SecureVote

Nathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sydney based company SecureVote. He has a passion for technologies, politics, philosophy, and democracy. He is the Co-Founder of Flux, a political movement committed to advancing digital and participatory democracies in Australia and abroad. Nathan is an optimist and humanist who believes in a bright future powered by human creativity and problem-solving.

Access and Inclusion

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  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.

Event Details

If we were to rethink democracy, where would we as a community start? Is there a way to leverage lessons from the past, democratic innovations and new technologies to reshape a democracy that works for the future?

Facilitated by futurist Ross Dawson, a panel of leading academics and professionals in democracy and community engagement will share what they have learned and invite your participation in a discussion about the future of our democracy.

Topics Will Include

  • What has to change? Democracy 101: lessons from the past and the state of play in Australia
  •  New tools and techniques such as technology and deliberative democracy
  •   What sorts of things are working well around the world?
  • What should participation in a representative democracy look like?

About the Event

This event is being brought to you by engage2. This is an event organised as part of Vivid Ideas Sydney 2018. Vivid Ideas is the year’s most anticipated global forum for ingenuity and innovation and the marketplace to share fresh concepts and track emerging trends. From education advances in mixed reality, screen and content harvesting, to music-making, smart fashion, wearables and robotics, this is the place where culture meets commerce and business benefits from creative thinking. Fans, makers, hackers, aspiring entrepreneurs, business builders and established practitioners from around the globe all gather in Sydney to connect, create, learn and make.

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.