Living & Working Future of Democracy

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4th Conference on democratic transformation takes place online from 28 to 30 October

Innocracy aims to bring the future back to the centre of political discourse. Speakers include Deborah Feldman, Amitav Ghosh and many more. Register now and join the endeavour!

Innocracy 2020 aims to bring the future back to the centre of political discourse. This year´s edition will take place from 28-30 October and will be held online. In collaboration with more than 25 partner organisations, Das Progressive Zentrum hosts the conference for the fourth time which will serve as a platform for exploring democratic future visions. Thinkers and doers on the future of democracy are invited to register on


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In the face of systemic challenges such as the climate crisis, we must transform the way we live, consume and produce as societies. Yet, no transformation can succeed without a clear sense of direction. We need tangible visions of the future that unify and integrate democracies on their way forward. 


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Candid conversations about our shared future deserve a range of perspectives. At Innocracy you will listen to, engage, and think together with voices stemming from Japan, Georgia, Wales, and dozens of other places around the world. Framed by their work in the arts, technology, civil society, politics, and academia, these thought-leaders will discuss their own visions for our future. Speakers include:


  • Deborah Feldman, Author of “Unorthodox”
  • Amitav Ghosh, Author of “The Great Derangement”  
  • Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
  • Gerald Knaus, Chairman of the European Stability Initiative
  • Roman Krznaric, Public Philosopher 
  • Carla Reemtsma, Climate Activist, Fridays for Future
  • Emilia Roig, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice 
  • Adam Tooze, Professor at Columbia University and Director of the European Institute


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Innocracy 2020 offers a mix of formats that help us feel, think about and create the future: vision sprints, keynotes, workshops, future studies toolbox classes and more!

  • KeynotesThe keynote speakers will frame each conference day with concise inputs on future visions and how they impact our societies.
  • Vision SprintImagine: what will a normal day in your life look like in 2035? In a ten-minute story, visionaries will share an inspiring image of their future lifeworld with you that will be illustrated with sketches. 
  • Conversation: Two to three experts will engage in a moderated dialogue on how our future systems, institutions and everyday lives could and should look like.
  • Reflection: Throughout the day, speakers will come together to reflect on the keynotes, conversations and vision sprints, inviting you to spring into the debate. The session begins with participants reflecting in small breakout groups.
  • Workshop: The workshops are centered around present projects, where the future can already be experienced today. These interactive sessions are hosted by our content partners from all across Europe (separate sign up required).
  • Future Studies Toolbox: Experts in Future Studies offer in-depth interactive classes on state of the art methods and tools to a limited number of participants (separate sign up required).


Innocracy aims to bring the future back to the centre of political discourse. Register now and join the endeavour! At Innocracy 2020, you will

  • discover tangible visions that help us better safeguard the interests of future generations,
  • learn about the latest methods used in future studies research,
  • connect with people and organisations co-creating our future societies.


Innocracy 2020 is a fully virtual event held on Zoom. Only registered participants will experience the conference to the fullest, including being able to join breakout reflections, ask questions during sessions, and take part in workshops and classes. Register today!

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