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Democracy Conference 2015

"By the People" Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education

Arizona State University is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference on participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education. The event will be designed to share research findings, engage in provocative and meaningful discussions, learn from accomplishments and failures, and be inspired by innovative approaches, strategies, policies, tools and practices.

The conference will bring together academics, students, practitioners, researchers, appointed and elected public officials, teachers, administrators, members of community organizations, and all those interested in participatory democracy, public engagement and citizenship education. The conference will combine academic presentations with practical workshops, We are interested in attracting theoretical and empirical contributions that are related to the three conference themes.

Conference organizer: Participatory Governance Initiative

School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University

In collaboration with:

Center for Law and Global Affairs, Arizona State University

Center for Policy Informatics, Arizona State University

Center for Civic Participation, Maricopa Community College

Center for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University

Mary Lou Fulton/Teachers College, Arizona State University

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University

Participatory Budgeting Project

people2power.info (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation)

School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Important dates:

Deadline for submissions of abstracts: April 15, 2015 

Early registration: June 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015

Regular registration after October 16, 2015