In what ways are digital culture and technology affecting our democratic processes: on elections, citizen engagement, the media, service delivery, policy development and more? Find out at the Digital Governance Forum: Defining Westminster in the Digital Age, hosted by the Institute on Governance on January 28-29 in Ottawa.
The event is part of a larger Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council project in partnership with the University of Victoria, Dalhousie University, OCAD University and Mighty Purpose, to explore the impact of digital technology on our public institutions. Canadian Government Executive is a partner in the event.
As many as 250 senior public servants, industry leaders and academics are expected to attend the two-day event, which will include keynote presentations from noted author Don Tapscott, Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and the inaugural fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute; Hershell Ezrin, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University; as well as addresses from key sponsors Adobe Systems and Google. The forum will also feature interactive workshops on regulation in the digital era, and the impact of digital culture on our political process and democratic institutions.
“Digital governance is the central challenge facing governing institutions in the coming decades where no one owns information, power is dispersed and authority and accountability need to be reconceived,” said Maryantonett Flumian, president of the Institute on Governance.
Registration details for both participants and potential partners are available at: http://digital-governance.ca/events/event/digital-governance-forum