TICTeC 2020, Online
March 24, 2020
Thanks to generous support from Facebook, Luminate, Google, Balsamiq, the MacArthur Foundation and Citizens Foundation, mySociety hosted the sixth TICTeC virtually on 24 and 25 March 2020. TICTeC 2020 was meant to take place in Reykjavik, Iceland, but due to the global coronavirus pandemic was held virtually instead. Over 250 people from over 30 different countries attended the virtual event; thank you to everyone who came and everyone who presented their work. Resources from the conference can be viewed below. Carry on the discussions, networking, and sharing of your civic tech research and experiences over on the TICTeC Google Group.
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TICTeC Local 2019, London
November 1, 2019
On 1st November 2019, mySociety hosted the second TICTeC Local event at City Hall in London. The event bought together 140 local government representatives, CSOs, practitioners, academics, private sector representatives and researchers from across the UK and beyond.
TICTeC 2019, Paris
March 19, 2019
In association with the OECD, and with support from Google, Luminate and the MacArthur Foundation, mySociety hosted the fifth TICTeC on 19 and 20 March 2019 in Paris. More than 200 leaders in the Civic Tech field from 29 different countries attended; thank you to everyone who came. Resources from the conference can be viewed below. Carry on the discussions, networking, and sharing of your Civic Tech research experiences over on the TICTeC Google Group.
TICTeC Local 2018, Manchester
November 6, 2018
On 6th November 2018, mySociety hosted the first ever TICTeC Local event at The Federation in Manchester. The event bought together 100 local government representatives, CSOs, practitioners, academics, private sector representatives and researchers from across the UK and beyond. Thank you to all who came.
TICTeC 2018, Lisbon
April 18, 2018
With support from Google and the MacArthur Foundation, mySociety hosted the fourth annual TICTeC on 18 and 19 April in Lisbon. mySociety hosted the fourth TICTeC on 18 and 19 April 2018 in Lisbon. 150 leaders in the field from 29 different countries attended, thank you to everyone who came. Resources from the conference can be viewed below. Carry on the discussions, networking, and sharing of your Civic Tech research experiences over on the TICTeC Google Group.
September 11, 2017
TICTeC@Taipei took place on 11 – 13 September 2017, as the headline event at Civic Tech Fest, an official parallel event of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017.
TICTeC 2017, Florence
April 25, 2017
With support from Google, Hewlett Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, mySociety hosted the third annual TICTeC conference on 25 and 26 April 2017 in Florence. 150 leaders in the Civic Tech field from 28 different countries attended; thank you to everyone who came. Resources from the conference can be viewed below. Carry on the discussions, networking, and sharing of your Civic Tech research experiences over on the TICTeC Google Group.
TICTeC 2016, Barcelona
April 27, 2016
Thanks to the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation, mySociety hosted the second The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC2016) on 27th and 28th April 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
140 people from 29 different countries attended, bringing together individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as businesses, public authorities, NGOs and education institutions to discuss ideas, present research and build a network of individuals interested in the civic technology landscape.
TICTeC 2015, London
March 25, 2015
Thanks to the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation, mySociety hosted the first Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC 2015) on 25th March 2015 in London. 100 leaders in the civic tech field came, from 24 countries worldwide.
What role for Civic Tech (and data) in mitigating the climate crisis?
December 2, 2020
What digital tools and data are citizens and policy makers going to need to turn policy into action? What are the most effective ways citizens can use their power in the political system around the climate? How can civic tech play a role in supporting the development and implementation of institutional responses to the climate crisis? What can we learn from previous civic tech initiatives and research? Are there gaps and opportunities that civic tech can fill?
These were just some of the questions we put to our panellists in this seminar, to help shape civic tech’s response to the climate emergency.
Digitising parliaments: it took a pandemic
October 20, 2020
Things that once were deemed by governments as impossible or not important enough – like remote voting – became a reality in parliaments across the world when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
This session got to the crux of why it took a global pandemic to get more parliaments to digitise. Panellists discussed experiences of parliaments around the world that have been forced to make a quick switch to digital technologies during the pandemic, with rounded views of the benefits, challenges and opportunities these have posed.
Open data: Essential, not just ‘nice to have’
September 22, 2020
Would societies around the world have been better able to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, if more or better open data were freely available?
That was the question put to this expert panel, in the first in our series of online TICTeC Seminars.
Show and Tells
Right to Know across Europe: impacts and lessons learned
September 28, 2021
A special TICTeC Show & Tell to celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information, which explored the use and impacts of this vital democratic right across Europe, and how civic technology and research bolsters it.
Empowering communities using geospatial technology
May 25, 2021
Hear six energetic and to-the-point Show & Tells related to the impacts of civic technology, and in this case geospatial tech.
Hearing every voice: lessons learned from online deliberation projects
April 20, 2021
Speakers from Civocracy, OpenUp, MIT, ideas42, Grassroot, University of California, FutureGov, Commonplace and Blackpool Council give 7 minute Show & Tell presentations related to the impacts of technology for citizen engagement.
Scrutiny, oversight & the data that makes it possible
March 23, 2021
This event was the first in a series of TICTeC Show & Tells where speakers from across the world each had 7 minutes to share their real and in-depth research and lessons learnt related to the use and impacts of civic technology and open data.
Civic Tech Surgeries
Civic tech in hostile environments – how can we thrive in challenging contexts?
October 17, 2022
This surgery discussed the challenges of running civic tech initiatives in conflict settings and other difficult contexts. The panellists brought their experiences to the questions of how best to support the civic tech community in hostile environments; and what is – and isn’t – helpful when we are doing so.
Panel members were Teona Tomashvili of ForSet in Georgia; Yolanda Booyzen of the global organisation HURIDOCS; and Julie Hawke from the international Build Up.
Learning from climate action – how can civic tech drive impactful societal change?
July 14, 2022
This discussion centred around the opportunities and challenges in using civic tech to encourage people to change and coordinate their behaviour in ways that can cause significant changes in society, specifically through the lens of climate action.
Panel members were Laura Brown, Chief Marketing Officer of ISeeChange, Jacopo Ottaviani, Chief Data Officer at Code for Africa and Laurence Watson, Head of Technology at Subak.
Storytelling and reach: how can we amplify our successes beyond the civic tech community to evidence our impact through mainstream channels?
May 12, 2022
At this Civic Tech Surgery, the discussion was around the challenges of amplifying civic tech projects and their successes through mainstream channels, as well as their solutions and ideas to tackle these. The panel comprised Daniel Carranza of DATA Uruguay, Attila Juhász from K-Monitor in Hungary, Amy Leach of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and mySociety’s Communications Manager Myfanwy Nixon.
Accessing quality information for civic tech success: how can we overcome barriers to accessing good data and documentation?
March 24, 2022
At this Civic Tech Surgery, the challenges of accessing quality data and information for civic tech projects, as well as ideas of how to tackle them, were discussed by Khairil Yusof from Sinar Project, Laura Zommer from Chequeado, Nati Carfi from Open Data Charter, Sym Roe from Democracy Club and Nehemiah Yelu Attigah from Odekro PMO, as well as Surgery attendees.
Ensuring civic tech is accessible: how can we lead and popularise best practice?
February 3, 2022
At this Civic Tech Surgery, the challenges of ensuring civic tech is accessible, as well as ideas of how to tackle them, were discussed by Mark Renja at Code for Africa, Laura Nelson-Hamilton at Public Digital, Oluseun Onigbinde of BudgIT Nigeria and Bonnita Nyamwire at Pollicy, as well as Surgery attendees.
Public-private collaborations: how can civic tech work effectively with public and private institutions?
October 28, 2021
At this Surgery, the challenges of public-private civic tech projects, as well as possible solutions to tackle them, were discussed by Aline Muylaert of CitizenLab; Amanda Clarke, of Carleton University; Gabriella Razzano of OpenUp in South Africa and Ebtihaj Khan from Code for Pakistan, as well as Surgery attendees.
The Surgery also featured reflections from civic tech researchers, to give perspectives on any existing evidence or research ideas on the topic that might be beneficial, that can then be elaborated on in subsequent TICTeC Action Labs.