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The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017

Come and join us in Florence. 25 and 26 April 2017. Register now

mySociety is delighted to announce TICTeC2017 – or to give it its proper name, The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017.

Returning for a third year, the conference will focus on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. We’ll discuss themes of engagement, participation, institution, social behaviour, politics, community, digital capability, communication and ethics relating to the use and study of civic technology.

TICTeC2017 will bring 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.

We’re very grateful to Google for sponsoring TICTeC2017.

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.

Further details on speakers and sessions will be added to the TICTeC website regularly.

Call for Papers

We invite individuals to submit abstracts or workshop / presentation proposals of no more than 300 words by 10th February 2017.

Those selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified no later than 17th February 2017.

Presenters will be required to register for the conference by 10th March in order to confirm their slot (The registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).

Click here to submit your abstract / proposal

Conference registration is now open

Early Bird registration is £100 and is open until the 10th March

Regular registration is £200 and is open between 10th March and 24th April

Fee includes conference pass and social program (lunch, coffee, drinks reception etc.) during the conference.

Register now

Please note that registration for the conference is essential in order to attend.

Travel/Registration Bursaries

We understand that not all individuals wishing to attend or present at the conference will be able to meet the registration and / or travel cost. Therefore, a very small number of bursaries are available primarily for students / NGO employees to cover the cost of transportation and / or registration. Please note that we would not normally approve more than one travel bursary per organisation or per presentation.

Apply for a travel bursary

When you register for the conference, you will automatically be added to the mySociety research mailing list.

Accessibility Information

The conference venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you plan to attend TICTeC with a personal care attendant/assistant, their conference fee will be waived. Please contact Gemma Humphrys on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email to arrange the fee waiver/registration.

If you need special requirements to attend, 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 Humphrys on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email with your request by close of business on 6th March 2017 so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. We will do our best to fulfil your requirements to allow you to fully participate in the conference.

About Florence

Florence is a historic, vibrant and beautiful city in which to host an international conference. Cost of living is much lower than in many neighbouring global cities, and it is well connected to Europe and the rest of the world both by rail and air.

We recommend flying into Pisa airport! Florence has a local international airport, however nearby airport Pisa is most convenient as it is serviced by several low-cost carriers and connects directly to Florence via the very cheap Terravision bus service. It is also convenient to fly into one of Romes airports or Bologna airport and connect to Florence via train.

Decent hotels are available for less than €70 a night and flights are currently available for under €100 from some European destinations. We urge individuals planning to attend to book early to take advantage of these deals as prices are likely to rise!

Get Inspired!

There is lots of great research already out there. Why not have a read of some research presented at past events such as IODC, OGP, and TICTeC, as well as peer reviewed research published in leading journals. mySociety works with GOVLAB and Digital Engagement Evaluation Team at The World Bank to bring you The Open Government Research Exchange, a repository of research relating to civic tech, open government, open data, and much much more.

Past Conferences

You can see coverage from previous years of TICTeC: 2015 and 2016.

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