TICTeC 2017 Conference to Focus on Impact of Civic Technology and Digital Democracy


The third edition of The Impact of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC 2017) comes up in the Italian city of Florence on April 25 and 26, 2017  and will be focusing on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. It will be held at the beautiful 19th century Villa Vittoria in the historic city.

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

Sponsored by Google, this two-day conference will provide the opportunity for researchers to present theoretical or empirical works related to the impacts of civic technology. Proposals from individuals who would like to lead workshops or give presentations relating to the conference theme are also welcomed. The organisers encourage submissions that focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than show-case new tools that are as yet untested.

Discussions at the conference will revolve around themes of engagement, participation, institution, social behaviour, politics, community, digital capability, communication and ethics relating to the use and study of civic technology.

The organisers have put in place facilities to cater to the needs of different participants including those on wheelchair; those attending with personal care attendant/assistant and who need their conference fee will be waived; those who need special requirements to attend, such as hearing loops, sign language interpreters, handouts in advance, or in alternative formats such as Braille or large print etc.

TICTeC has also invited interested individuals to submit abstracts or workshop presentation proposals of not more than 300 words by 10th February 2017. Those selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified before February 17, 2017.

Presenters will be required to register for the conference by 10th March in order to confirm their slot (The registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).

Participants who would be needing any of these special facilities are encouraged to contact Gemma Humphrys by phone on +44(0)2032390725 or by email via gemma@mysociety.org.