Welcome to the UK's largest annual conference on 'E-Democracy', the use of the internet and new technologies to improve all aspects of democracy including politics, grassroots campaigning and local government.
Last year's event - our third annual conference - cemented our event as the UK's leading conference on this topic. Around 150 delegates attended from government, Parliament, local government, and the wider political, democratic and technology communities, and the conference gained widespread media coverage (see for example the BBC News report at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7086645.stm).
Confirmed speakers for this year already include Mark Byford, Deputy Director-General, BBC, as our keynote speaker; Csaba Madarasz, of the Civil College Foundation in Hungary; Suzy Hall, National Campaign Co-ordinator, Unfairpak; Bethan Jenkins, Member of the Welsh Assembly; Andy Williamson, head of the digital government programme at the Hansard Society; and Tom Steinberg, founder of MySociety.org and creator of the Downing Street e-petitions. Confirmed conference partners and supporters include the Hansard Society, Cisco and MySociety.org.
Official Website: http://www.headstar-events.com/edemocracy08/
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