TICTeC stands for the Impacts of Civic Technology Conference, and will focus on the sharing of research, knowledge and experiences to examine and improve the impacts of civic technology, in order to strengthen democracy, public participation, transparency, and accountability across the world.
TICTeC 2024 will bring together those from across the world who build, research, use and fund civic technology to talk openly and honestly about its impacts and how to improve them. At previous TICTeC conferences, between 150-250 people have gathered from more than 35 countries.
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After twenty years of mySociety, and with TICTeC’s 10th anniversary coming up in 2025 – we want to think about what is needed now to match the big challenges of the next twenty years.
As well as examining the impact that civic technology is having upon societies around the world, the big question we want to answer via TICTeC is:
This breaks down into two sub questions that we want to explore. What is the role of civic tech in:
For this year’s TICTeC, we encourage proposals that contribute to discussion around these two thematic questions, as well as to the overarching conference theme. Potential topic areas may include:
You can propose 20 minute presentations and ideas for longer workshops. View the application form here.
We encourage presentation submissions to focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than showcase new tools that are as yet untested. A tool doesn’t have to have mass usage to be worth talking about – we’re also interested in qualitative stories on the impacts of technology, their impacts on official processes, and how users have used platforms to campaign for change. We’re also interested in stories about obstacles and barriers to having impact.
Workshop proposals should be relevant to the conference themes. Technology does not have to be new, and we welcome retrospectives on long running projects.
The deadline for applications is the 22nd March 2024. Those selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified no later than 5th April 2024.
Presenters will be required to register for the conference by 19th April in order to confirm their slot (the registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).
The full schedule will be published on this web page in April/May 2024.
Registration for TICTeC 2024 is essential in order to attend, you can sign up now over on Eventbrite. The Eventbrite page contains further information about the conference, as well as FAQs.
It’s always tricky to choose a location for TICTeC. Here’s why we’ve chosen London this time:
You can see guidance on applying for visas to attend TICTeC 2024 here. We can provide you with an invitation letter for your visa application once you have registered via Eventbrite. Get in touch with your name, address, and ticket order number: firstname.lastname@example.org. If for some reason you cannot obtain a visa, we will refund your ticket.
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