How to attend
On 23 February we will launch our new report Digital Democracy: The tools transforming political engagement and host a discussion among representatives from UK political parties to reflect on the findings from our research.
Democracy faces new and global challenges: new notions of expertise, a less deferential society, information available on-demand, social media and new technologies for communicating and organising. In this context, traditional models of representative politics feel increasingly out of touch with the demands and desires of digitally enabled electorates.
Nesta is currently working on a programme of research exploring how online tools are being used by political parties, local government and parliaments to bolster political engagement and improve the quality and legitimacy of governance. Our report on this topic builds on Nesta’s D-CENT project, and aims to bring together best practice and lessons learned from global innovators in this space.
Our event on 23 February will be your chance to put some of your questions to a group of influencers in the field, even if you can't attend in person.
We want to give our audience the opportunity to interact and guide the conversation, so we are crowdsourcing questions from our guests in advance.
What topics do you think should guide the discussion? What are the major areas of excitement, cynicism or concern, in thinking about how democracies can use digital technologies?
We’re interested in hearing your opinions. For more information about how to get involved, read our blog.
If you wish to receive any further information please contact email@example.com.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30am with the event starting promptly at 9am until 10am followed by networking until 10:30am.