For the fifth year in a row (see here, here, here and here), we’re putting together a list of 2016 conferences and events at the intersection of technology and:

  • public participation,
  • dialogue and deliberation,
  • planning,
  • conflict resolution,
  • open government,
  • civic engagement, and
  • related fields.

This page will be continuously updated. Please leave a comment below or contact us if you have any events to add. Thanks! Merci! 감사합니다!

January 2016

ALA Midwinter 2016
January 8-12, 2016
Boston, MA
Web: http://2016.alamidwinter.org
Twitter: #alamw16

TransportationCamp DC 2016
January 10, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Web: http://transportationcamp.org/events/dc-2016/
Twitter: #transpo16

UKGovCamp
January 23, 2016
London (United Kingdom)
Web: http://www.ukgovcamp.com
Twitter: #ukgovcamp

February 2016

PeaceTech Summit 2016
February 4, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Web: http://www.peacetechlab.org/events/2016/2/4/peacetech-summit-2016
Twitter: #BigPeaceTech

March 2016

SXSW Interactive
March 11-15, 2016
Austin, TX
Web: http://www.sxsw.com/interactive

Citizen University Annual National Conference
March 18-19, 2016
Seattle, WA
Web: http://www.citizenuniversity.us/conference/

3rd International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernment (ICEDEG 2016)
March 30-April 1, 2016
Quito (Ecuador)
Web: https://edem-egov.org
Twitter: #ICEDEG2016

April 2016

2016 National Planning Conference
April 2-5, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
Web: https://conference.planning.org/conference/
Twitter: #apa16

14th International Conference on e-Society 2016
April 9-11, 2016
Vilamoura, Algarve (Portugal)
Web: http://esociety-conf.org

TICTeC 2016
April 27-28, 2016
Barcelona (Spain)
Web: https://www.mysociety.org/research/tictec-2016/

May 2016

re:publica
May 2-4, 2016
Berlin (Germany)
Web: https://re-publica.de

16th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy
May 4-6, 2016
Matola (Mozambique)
Web: http://oidpmatola2016.net

36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA16)
May 11-14, 2016
Aichi-Nagoya (Japan)
Web: http://conferences.iaia.org/2016/
Twitter: #IAIA16

International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2016 (CeDEM16)
May 18-20, 2016
Krems (Austria)
Web: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/edem/vid/22330/index.php
Twitter: #cedem16

4th International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America
May 20-22, 2016
Boston, MA
Web: http://www.pbconference.org

June 2016

Collective Intelligence 2016
June 1-3, 2016
New York, NY
Web: https://sites.google.com/a/stern.nyu.edu/collective-intelligence-conference/

2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE16)
June 2-4, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Web: http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=395
Twitter: #CLDE16

Frontiers of Democracy 2016
June 23-25, 2016
Boston, MA
Web: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/frontiers/

2016 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
June 23-28, 2016
Orlando, FL
Twitter: #alaac16

July 2016

3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World
July 18-19, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Web: Call for papers

August 2016

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September 2016

15th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 8th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference 2016
September 5-8, 2016
Guimarães (Portugal)
Web: http://www.egov-conference.org/egov-2016/

Build Peace 2016
September 9-11, 2016
Zurich (Switzerland)
Web: http://howtobuildpeace.org

Forum für Bürgerbeteiligung und kommunale Demokratie
September 9-11, 2016
Loccum (Germany)
Web: http://www.mitarbeit.de/forum2016.html

OGP Toolbox Hackathon: Civic Tech for Open Government
September 21, 2016
New York City, NY
Web: http://civichall.org/events/ogp-toolbox-hackathon/

ICMA Annual Conference
September 25-28, 2016
Kansas City, MO
Web: http://icma.org/en/icma/events/conference/about/annualconference

2016 IAP2 North American Conference
September 28-30, 2016
Montreal, QC (Canada)
Web: http://iap2canada.ca/na2016conf

October 2016

Our Voices: Advancing Civic Engagement in California, 27th Annual Envisioning California Conference
October 7, 2016
Sacramento, CA
Web: http://www.csus.edu/calst/envisioning_california.html

National Conference on Citizenship
October 13-14, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Web: http://ncoc.net/conference

TransparencyCamp 2016
October 14-15, 2016
Cleveland, OH
Web: http://transparencycamp.org

2016 National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation
October 14-16, 2016
Boston, MA
Web: http://ncdd.org/events/ncdd2016

IAP2 Australasia Conference, The Future of Engagement and Democracy
October 17-19, 2016
Adelaide, South Australia (Australia)
Web: http://www.iap2.org.au

ECAS: Digital Democracy in the EU Day
October 18, 2016
Brussels (Belgium)
Web: http://europeanmovement.eu/event/ecas-digital-democracy-in-the-eu-day/

International PB Conference 2016
October 20-21, 2016
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Web: http://pbscotland.scot/conference/

PerPart 2016
October 24, 2016
Gothenburg (Sweden)
Web: http://perpart2016.wordpress.com

November 2016

Code for America Summit
November 1-3, 2016
Oakland, CA
Web: https://www.codeforamerica.org/summit

World Forum for Democracy
November 7-9, 2016
Strasbourg (France)
Web: http://www.coe.int/mk/web/world-forum-democracy/home

Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy
November 16-19, 2016
San Sebastián (Spain)

December 2016

CeDEM Asia 2016
December 7-9, 2016
Daegu (South Korea)
Web: Conference website

Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016
December 7-9, 2016
Paris (France)
Web: https://ogpsummit.org