CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN NOW
mySociety is delighted to announce TICTeC2017 - or to give it its proper name, The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017.
Returning for a third year, the conference will focus on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. We'll discuss themes of engagement, participation, institution, social behaviour, politics, community, digital capability, communication and ethics relating to the use and study of civic technology.
TICTeC2017 will bring together individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as businesses, public authorities, NGOs and education institutions to discuss ideas, present research and build a network of individuals interested in the civic technology landscape.
This 2 day conference provides the opportunity for researchers to present theoretical or empirical work related to the conference theme. We also welcome proposals for individuals to lead workshops or give presentations relating to the conference theme. We encourage submissions to focus on the specific impacts of technologies, rather than showcase new tools that are as yet untested.
Further details on speakers and sessions will be added to the TICTeC website regularly.
Call for Papers
We invite individuals to submit abstracts or workshop / presentation proposals of no more than 300 words by 10th February 2017.
Those selected for inclusion in the conference programme will be notified no later than 17th February 2017.
Presenters will be required to register for the conference by 10th March in order to confirm their slot (The registration fee will be waived for individuals presenting).
Conference registration is now open
Early Bird registration is £100 and is open until the 10th March
Regular registration is £200 and is open between 10th March and 24th April
Fee includes conference pass and social program (lunch, coffee, drinks reception etc.) during the conference
Please note that registration for the conference is essential in order to attend.
We understand that not all individuals wishing to attend or present at the conference will be able to meet the registration and / or travel cost. Therefore, a very small number of bursaries are available primarily for students / NGO employees to cover the cost of transportation and / or registration. Please note that we would not normally approve more than one travel bursary per organisation or per presentation.
When you register for the conference, you will automatically be added to the mySociety research mailing list.
The conference venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you plan to attend TICTeC with a personal care attendant/assistant, their conference fee will be waived. Please contact Gemma Humphrys on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email to arrange the fee waiver/registration.
If you need special requirements such as hearing loops, sign language interpreters, handouts in advance and/or in alternative formats such as Braille or large print etc, please contact Gemma Humphrys on +44 (0)20 3239 0725 or via email with your request by close of business on 6th March 2017 so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. We will do our best to fulfil your requirements to allow you to fully participate in this event.
Florence is a historic, vibrant and beautiful city in which to host an international conference. Cost of living is much lower than in many neighbouring global cities, and it is well connected to Europe and the rest of the world both by rail and air.
Florence has a local international airport, however nearby airport Pisa is most convenient as it is serviced by low-cost carriers and connects directly to Florence via Terravision bus service. It is also convenient to fly into one of Romes airports or Bologna airport and connect to Florence via train.
Decent hotels are available for less than €70 a night and flights are currently available for under €100 from some European destinations. We urge individuals planning to attend to book early to take advantage of these deals as prices are likely to rise!