These lively discussion sessions, all led by our participants, are at the heart of our Notwestminster main event on Saturday 17th February 2018. Thank you to everyone who has pitched ideas for workshops over the past few weeks.
Our 2018 workshop themes are: Democracy, Dialogue, Doing, Digital, Decisions, Data or Different.
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Our 2018 workshops
Session one – 10.30am to 11.30am:
- Power, Participation and Wisdom in Local Democracy
Andy Paice, Wise Democracy Project and Co-Intelligence Institute
- Building Citizens in Kirklees and beyond
Tom Chigbo, Citizens UK
- Open Contracting in Action
Tim Davies (Open Data Services Co-operative) and Cllr Rachel Smith (Gloucestershire County Council)
- Should 16 year olds get the vote?
Oldham Youth Council and Dr Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield)
- Local problem-solving forums
Perry Walker, Talk Shop & Open Up
Session two – 12 noon to 1pm:
- Involving young people in democracy
Sean Peacock, Open Lab, Newcastle University
- Open government
Andreas Pavlou, Involve & UK Open Government Network
- Friends don’t let friends have rubbish meetings
Louisa Thomson (Renaisi) and Matt Clack (Hackney Council)
- Northern Devolution: Re-capture the Meaning!
Jenny Cronin (Unlock Democracy Greater Manchester) and Vicky Seddon (Sheffield for Democracy)
Session three – 2.30pm to 3.30pm:
- What works to get people to join the debate?
Cllr Mike Jordan, Selby District Council
- One Team Local Democracy?
Sharon Dale (Hippo Digital) and Matt Stroud (City of York Council)
- Ideas for deliberative democracy test-and-learn pilots
Miriam Levin, Office for Civil Society
- How can we talk to each other when we don’t speak the same language?
Ed Hammond, Centre for Public Scrutiny
You’ll be able to take part in three different workshop sessions during the day.
Sign up to the Notwestminster email network or follow us @LDBytes to be the first to hear about the rest of our workshops and other activities. Or Join us on Slack to discuss ideas with other participants.
Turning ideas into action
As usual, we’re setting all our workshop hosts a challenge. The participants in each workshop will be encouraged to come up with a new idea for something practical we can do to strengthen local democracy.
At the end of the day we’ll bring everyone together for our Ideas Bazaar, where we’ll share our ideas and begin to talk about what we might do next. Everyone who is interested is welcome to get involved.