TICTeC 2020

24 & 25 March 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland

Returning for a sixth year, TICTeC 2020 will focus on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world.

Primarily, the goal of TICTeC is to promote and share rigorous and meaningful research into online civic technologies and digital democracy around the world. The conference facilitates discussion and networking amongst individuals and groups to find real-world solutions through sharing evidence of impact, and (importantly) evidence of what doesn’t work.

TICTeC 2020 will bring together individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as businesses, public authorities, NGOs, funders and education institutions to discuss ideas, present research and build a network of individuals interested in the civic technology landscape. See who’s previously attended TICTeC.

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Sponsored by Luminate Balsamiq

“The size of TICTeC has always been manageable and lends itself well to deeper conversations than huge global conferences”

— Nicola Anand, formerly Reboot and The Engine Room

“Many ideas and references from these TICTeC sessions have been essential in generating the framework for my current research”

— Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Call for proposals

This 2 day conference provides the opportunity for researchers to present theoretical or empirical work related to the conference theme. We also welcome proposals for individuals to lead workshops or give presentations relating to the conference theme. We encourage submissions to focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than showcase new tools that are as yet untested.

We invite individuals to submit abstracts or workshop / presentation proposals of no more than 300 words by 17th January 2020.

We encourage submissions to focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than showcase new tools that are as yet untested.

Those selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified no later than 24th January 2020.

Presenters will be required to register for the conference by 7th February in order to confirm their slot (the registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).

Submit a proposal

Guaranteed speaking slots

Are you really keen to present at TICTeC 2020 and interested in a guaranteed speaking slot? This year we are offering a limited number of guaranteed 20 minute speaking slots for a fee of $6000. This means you won’t need to compete against the hundreds of other submissions we receive through the open Call for Proposals. Email us to discuss this option.

The fee for guaranteed speaking slots will go towards travel grants for attendees and speakers from the Global South who would not be able to attend TICTeC without financial support. TICTeC is a non-profit conference; the small amount of sponsorship we receive, and the income from ticket and speaking slot sales, is used to host the conference and enable us to provide travel support to attendees from the Global South.

“Each year, I can count on TICTeC to expose me to a more global collection of civic tech work than I'd otherwise see and challenge me to rigorously consider the impact of my and my peers' work”

— Matt Stempeck, Civic Hall

“TICTeC has been a great way for me personally as a relatively new person in the field to get exposure to new ideas, connect with incredibly helpful people, and to generally learn about new trends from around the world.”

— Eric Reese, Director, GovEx Academy, Centers for Civic Impact | Johns Hopkins University


Register now

Early Bird registration for civil society organisations, the public sector, students and self-funding individuals is £150 and is open until 14th February 2020

Early Bird registration for private sector and funding bodies is £300 and is open until 14th February 2020.

Regular registration raises ticket prices by £100 and is open between 14th February and 20th March 2020

Fee includes conference pass and social program (lunch, refreshments etc.) during the conference. Please note that registration for the conference is essential in order to attend.

Sponsorship opportunities

mySociety is a charity and relies on sponsorship and ticket sales to make events like TICTeC happen. If you’re interested in sponsoring TICTeC 2020 in Reykjavik please see our sponsorship options. To discuss these and other more bespoke sponsorship opportunities please contact Gemma Moulder.


TICTeC 2020 will take place at the stunning Harpa Conference Centre, which is one of the Reykjavik's most iconic landmarks and situated right in the heart of the city.

We recommend you book your accommodation in Reykjavik as soon as possible. Here is a list of accommodation options close to the conference venue, however, Reykjavik is a small city so most hotels in the city are walkable to the conference venue.

Accessibility information

The conference venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users and provides a special infrared sound system for guests with hearing aids. Parking for disabled people is available next to the entry doors from the car park into the building. If you plan to attend TICTeC with a personal care attendant/assistant, their conference fee will be waived. Please contact Gemma Moulder on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email to arrange the fee waiver/registration.

If you need special requirements such as hearing loops, sign language interpreters, handouts in advance and/or in alternative formats such as Braille or large print etc, please contact Gemma Moulder on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email with your request by close of business on 24th February 2020 so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. We will do our best to fulfil your requirements to allow you to fully participate in this event.


The conference language is English. Sign language interpretation is available upon request (please submit by 24th February 2020 through the registration form).

Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers and sponsors at TICTeC conferences are required to agree with our code of conduct, which sets out our anti-harassment policy and tells you where you can report violations. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.