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Saturday, April 29 • 17:00 - 18:00
Open Democracy Project Workshop

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Open Democracy Project has grown out of the Canadian civic tech movement. We're a community of volunteers, donors and municipal election campaigners that have come together driven by a shared vision — providing expert advice and powerful tools to any campaign team running for municipal office and maintaining an open platform to build on that knowledge from one election to the next. Our Fall 2016 crowdfunding campaign raised $31K to launch DemocracyKit and the first version release date is April 25, 2017. Read more about the launch story and our Q1 update.

We now have meeting weekly at Civic Tech Toronto and Civic Tech Ottawa and a team starting up in Calgary. We're in the process of drafting the strategic plan for the Open Democracy Project and want your input! This session will be hands-on and will ask participants to give feedback on the Open Democracy Project structure and plans to grow in Canada and abroad.

Workshop Agenda
1. Introduction to the Open Democracy Project
2. DemocracyKit walkthrough
3. Workshop & feedback:
  • Feedback on Mission, Vision, Values
  • Preparing to expand in Canada
  • Preparing to partner internationally

Join in the conversation -- public Open Democracy Project Slack link.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cowperthwaite

Chris Cowperthwaite

President, Open Democracy Project
I'm Chair and Co-Founder of the Open Democracy Project. Our mission is to open the democratic process from the ground up using tools and education with the goal of reducing the advantage political insiders enjoy, and in turn fostering political engagement and inspiring political leadership. | | We have working groups in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary focused on launching DemocracyKit — an open platform to provide expert advice and powerful... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
SoCo Ballroom (section C)
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