mySociety Calls for Proposals for TiCTeC 2020 Conference

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Mark Cridge, Chief Executive, mySociety
Mark Cridge, Chief Executive, mySociety

mySociety, a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in the United Kingdom, is calling for proposals from researchers from around the world to present theoretical or empirical work related to TiCTeC 2020 Conference theme, the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world.

Proposals for individuals to lead workshops or give presentations relating to the conference theme are also welcome. Submissions ideally focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than showcase new tools that are as yet to be tested. All proposals must be submitted by 17th January 2020

Submitted abstracts or workshop / presentation proposals should be no more than 300 words. Proposals selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified no later than January 24, 2020. Selected presenters will be required to register for the conference by February 7, 2020 in order to confirm their slot (the registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).

The sixth edition of TITeC 2020, coming up on March 24 and 25, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland, will focus on and will facilitate discussions and networking amongst individuals and groups to find real-world solutions through sharing evidence of impact, and (importantly) evidence of what doesn’t work.

The 2020 edition will bring together individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as businesses, public authorities, NGOs, funders and education institutions to discuss ideas, present research and build a network of individuals interested in the civic technology landscape.

There is limited space for guaranteed speaking slots of 20 minutes for a fee of $6000 in which case, the presenter won’t need to compete against the hundreds of other submissions received through the open Call for Proposals.

The fee for guaranteed speaking slots will be channeled towards providing travel grants for attendees and speakers from the Global South who would, ordinarily, not be able to attend TICTeC without financial support.

TICTeC is a Civic Tech conference that plugs a gap in debate, networking and research between practitioners, commentators, academics and funders of civic technology. Its primary goal is to promote and share rigorous and meaningful research into online civic technologies and digital democracy around the world.

mySociety is an organization which builds online technologies that give people the power to get things changed and shares these technologies so that they can be used anywhere.

Participation in the Conference is not free. Early bird registration for civil society organisations, the public sector, students and self-funding individuals is £150 and is open until February 14, 2020. Early bird registration for private sector and funding bodies is £300 and is open until February 14, 2020. Regular registration raises ticket prices by £100 and is open between February 14 and March 20, 2020.

The Fee includes conference pass and social program (lunch, refreshments etc.) during the conference. Please note that registration for the conference is essential in order to attend.

To register for TiCTEC 2020 Conference, please go to https://tictec.mysociety.org/2020#register.