The digital age: Threat or opportunity to democracy & civic life
As the digital age juggernaut surges ahead in first world countries, in what ways might the concept of democracy and democratic processes and institutions change? What does a civically responsible citizen look like? Who’s at the controls of these changes, and what checks and balances are in place? Introduced by Premier Jay Weatherill, our keynote speaker Beth Noveck will address the topic of the digital age, and will be joined by Allyson Hewitt to answer your questions about future democracy, its social impacts and implications.
Allyson Hewitt is Senior Fellow, Social Innovation @MaRS, Toronto, Canada. She has developed and helps lead the social innovation programs at the highly respected MaRS. She has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become ...
Prof. Beth Noveck
Beth Simone Noveck directs the Governance Lab (GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is the Jerry M. Hultin Global Network Professor at New York University’s Tandon...
Jay Weatherill MP
Jay was born and educated in Adelaide’s western suburbs, completing his secondary education at Henley High School. He is a lawyer with an economics degree. He established his own law firm in 1995 and practised until he was e...
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