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Better Together Showcase 10: Future Democracy – Reforming democracy in the Digital Age

25 October

9:30am for 10am start to 1:00pm

Venue: Open State Hub, SA Museum, North Terrace




Hear from leading experts to explore how the digital age and online platforms are transforming the way citizens can influence government decisions that affect their lives.

What are the benefits of engaging online, and how do we build online communities to participate in and reignite democracy?

This event will explore international and local case studies on innovative technologies, online platforms and participatory budgeting programs that are engaging citizens with politics and decision making, and will highlight how South Australia is at the cutting edge of democratic reform in Australia.

Featured speakers at Showcase 10 include:

  • Keynote: Pia Mancini, Co-founder of Open Collective and The Democracy Earth Foundation (Argentina)
  • Shari Davis, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Participatory Budgeting Project, Oakland (USA)
  • Rachael Leverton, Senior Policy and Engagement Consultant, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (AUS)
  • Sarah Thomas, Manager Engagement Strategy and innovation, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Digital Face-off: The intersection of online and face to face citizen engagement – a collaborative speaker panel session will be held between 1:30pm – 2:30pm, combining keynote speakers from Better Together Showcase 10 and Beyond the Vote Public Forum events.

About Better Together Showcase

The Better Together Showcase series features thought-provoking guest speakers, informative presenters and inspiring practitioners who have shaped and influenced the way government engages with the community throughout South Australia and the world.