Innovating Democracy


Innovating democracy is an initiative to bring citizens, politicians and government officials together to explore the future of democracy. Is democracy in a state of crisis? Rising populism in politics and media, growing social inequality and disenfranchised citizens raise the question: what is the future of our democratic system? Read more >

Opening speech – Simone Filippini Director at NIMD

Innovating democracy is a very important issue world wide these days. Democracy is a dynamic concept, and it has multiple appearances, one can observe it is different everywhere when comparing different countries, one can see that there are many versions and concepts....

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Babyak

Former Director Marketing & Technology RNC/ Trump Campaign will share his experiences leading the POET team and building a state-of-art digital fundraising operation by using big data for Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign....

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Mike Hind

Mike Hind is an independent journalist specialising in exposing the anatomy of online disinformation. He argues that the phenomenon of ‘fake people’ is more significant than ‘fake news’ in the spreading propaganda. His podcast ‘The Disinformation Age’ focuses deployment of ‘bots’ and ‘sock puppets’ to...

#INNDEM2017 Speakers: Sandro Martin and Guillaume Auffret

Sandro Martin is head research center and international relations & Guillaume Auffret is Political Advisor La République En Marche. They will present the parties strategy about how they include party members feedback to create a more bottom-up driven political party....

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

Adrienne Massanari is an assistant Professor at University of Illinois researches the social and cultural impacts of new media, crowdsourcing, and digital ethics. As author of Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit she will share how this platform was an instrumental space for...

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Nicolás Díaz

Nicolás Díaz is the founder and director of ‘SeamOS’, an organization that uses ICT to modernize democracy in Bogotá, Colombia. He will talk about digital democracy in Latin-America and his initiative that gives the public the ability to explore and vote proposals....