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Live: INNOCRACY – Conference on Democratic Innovation

This was the post to watch the live broadcast of INNOCRACY. You may watch the individual sessions of INNOCRACY on the main stage from 1 December 2017 onwards. Please return to this page.

On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, the INNOCRACY – Conference on Democratic Innovation brings together an international community of innovators, experts, academics, and politicians to discuss and share ideas on how to innovate and revive our democracy.

You may watch the individual sessions of INNOCRACY on the main stage from 1 December 2017 onwards. Please return to this page.

Live streaming of INNOCRACY

Please find the broadcast schedule at the bottom of this page.

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Schedule of the live streaming

In 16 sessions and two speeches, we will explore three interconnected levels: new ideas and mental models; the remaking of structures; and the re-designing of processes. Of those, you may follow all sessions taking place on the main stage “INNOSPACE”, which are:


Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech


People, Prosperity, and our Planet – Governing the Anthropocene

Dr. Maja Göpel Secretary-General, German Advisory Council on Global Change



Sessions 1

Citizens’ assemblies – democracy that works

Marcin Gerwin, Initiative for Citizens’ Assemblies (Poland)


Data-driven democracy? The Edgeryders guide to unbreaking politics

Nadia El Imam Edgeryders (Belgium)



Sessions 2

Session in German

Political entrepreneurs or ‘intrapreneurs’ – who does the future belong to?

Josef Lentsch, Neos Lab (Austria) Daniel Stich, SPD Rhineland Palatinate (Germany)



Sessions 3

Spreading a different way of thinking – what can we learn from neoliberalism’s strategy?

Lance Bennett, SEED Initiative, University of Washington (USA)


Apptivism: making civic engagement engaging

Alex Tupper, Apptivism (UK)



Sessions 4

Network parties and the new paradigm of citizen-centered politics

Katarzyna Klimowicz, University of Warsaw (Poland)


Co-creative, integral, self-organised – The potential of political innovations in the digital age

Joana Breidenbach Betterplace Lab (Germany)



Endnote and Closing Remarks

Endnote Democratizing Democracy. The Future of Empowerment and Civic Engagement

Robert Misik, journalist and author

Closing Remarks

Hanno Burmester, Das Progressive Zentrum


Please find the full programme of INNOCRACY here.


About the organisers

The conference is organised by the Democracy Lab, of the independent and Berlin-based think tank Das Progressive Zentrum in the context of the project „Democracy 2025 – Democratic innovations for a changing society“. The Democracy Lab offers a space for creative, interdisciplinary and international exchange on the topic of democratic innovation.

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27 November 2017