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Monday, August 22 • 11:30 - 12:30
Open Democracy: Innovation & Open Thinking.
What are the big innovations happening in democracy and civic engagement right now? How is technology changing what is possible for people interacting with democratic institutions? What about the people who don't have internet access? And how can we apply these lessons in Aotearoa New Zealand?

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Richard D. Bartlett

Loomio
Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism and DIY electronics. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management and collaborative governance.
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Laura O'Connell Rapira

ActionStation
| Laura O'Connell-Rapira is the Director of Campaigns at ActionStation - a community campaigning organisation representing over 140,000 members that combines digital tools and people power to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa. She is the Co-founder of RockEnrol - a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to building and activating political power for young people and is the Events Director at Our Place Events. Laura is passionate... Read More →
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Max Rashbrooke

Author, Academic, Journalist
Max Rashbrooke is the author of Wealth and New Zealand, published by Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in November 2015. He edited the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, published in June 2013, also by BWB. He is a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. As a journalist, he has written for outlets in Britain and New Zealand including the Guardian, the National Business... Read More →
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Audrey Tang

g0v
Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey... Read More →


Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Auditorium