The annual Frontiers of Democracy conference will take place on June 23-25, 2016 at Tufts University’s downtown Boston campus.
We will hear brief, inspiring “short take” talks from speakers who will include:
Most of the time will be spent on 90-minute, interactive sessions called “learning exchanges.”
5:00 PM Registration and Reception
5:45 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:00-7:30 PM Four “Short Takes,” followed by group discussion (Joseph Hoereth, Hélène Landemore, Frances Moore Lappé, Tiago Peixoto)
8:00 AM Breakfast/logistics
9:00-10:30 AM Six Concurrent Learning Exchanges
10:30-10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM-12:15PM Six Concurrent Learning Exchanges
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:15-2:45 PM Six Concurrent Learning Exchanges
3:45-3:00 PM BREAK
3:00-4:15 PM “Text, Talk, Vote” – plenary participation/interaction
4:15-6:00 PM Short Takes (Danielle Allen, Laura Grattan, Talmon J. Smith, Victor Yang) followed by discussion
8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00-10:30 AM Panel: Civic Tech – 1. Chris Wells 2. Jesse Littlewood 3. Nigel Jacob
10:30-10:45 AM BREAK
10:45AM-12:15 PM Six Concurrent Learning Exchanges
12:15-12:30 PM Closing Remarks
Tisch College at Tufts University is proud to sponsor this annual conference in partnership with The Democracy Imperative and Deliberative Democracy Consortium. Frontiers of Democracy draws scholars and practitioners who strive to understand and improve people’s engagement with government, with communities, and with each other. We aim to explore the circumstances of democracy today and a breadth of civic practices that include deliberative democracy, civil and human rights, social justice, community organizing and development, civic learning and political engagement, the role of higher education in democracy, Civic Studies, media reform and citizen media production, civic technology, civic environmentalism, and common pool resource management. This year, the theme of the conference is “the politics of discontent,” which we define broadly and view in a global perspective.
Looking for assistance in revamping or strengthening your public engagement strategies, structures and tools? Public Agenda’s team will help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of public engagement in your community; explore potential benefits of more sustained forms of participation; develop practical skills for planning for stronger engagement infrastructure; and demonstrate a mix of small group and large group discussions, interactive exercises, case studies and practical exercises.
This preconference session for the Frontiers of Democracy 2016 conference is hosted by Tisch College. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register by June 16th.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 9:30am – 4:30pm; Tufts University Medical School, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Cost: Early Bird $275 (by May 15, 2016) or Regular $350 (after May 15, 2016). Questions? Contact PE@publicagenda.org or call Mattie at 212-686-6610 ext.137
Thanks to all the participants and attendees who made last year’s gathering a successful, thought-provoking event. The following playlist includes all “short take” talks from the 2015 Frontiers of Democracy conference. Watch individual presentations on our YouTube channel. You can also check out the online conversation as it happened through #DemFront.
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