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?Vivid Sydney 2018 – Evolving Democracy ?

Are you a thinker? Can we pick your mind with some curious case of Evolving Democracy in this special Vivid Sydney Idea event? This Vivid Sydney 2018 show examines the current state and the future of our every changing democracy both in our online and real life.

Get involved in this serious but fruitful session of idea sharing. Come and join the discussion as one of the modern thinker of your day.

evolving democracy vivid sydney

Should we consider democracy as ever evolving or just a static entity of our society that we obey all the time? This Vivid Sydney Idea event tackles the questions surrounding the very thing that we seem to enjoy yet are clueless about.

What dates is this on? 5:30PM-7PM

What time does this Vivid event start? June 16

Where can this be found? Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

How much are the tickets for this Vivid installation? Free but requires registration

If we were to rethink democracy, where would we as a community start? Is there a way to leverage lessons from the past, democratic innovations and new technologies to reshape a democracy that works for the future?

Facilitated by futurist Ross Dawson, a panel of leading academics and professionals in democracy and community engagement will share what they have learned and invite your participation in a discussion about the future of our democracy.

Topics will include:

·         What has to change? Democracy 101: lessons from the past and the state of play in Australia

·         New tools and techniques such as technology and deliberative democracy

·         What sorts of things are working well around the world?

·         What should participation in a representative democracy look like?

Facilitator: Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, strategy advisor and bestselling author. Ross has been named as one of the most influential people in the world in the future of work, Enterprise 2.0 and crowdfunding and cited by Digital Media Magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.


John Dryzek is a Centenary Professor at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. An early proponent of global democracy, John has helped to develop the concept and illustrate why the exercise of power beyond the nation-state requires democratisation.

Amelia Loye is the founder and managing director of engage2. For more than 15 years, Amelia has helped governments in Australia, New Zealand and Canada to engage the people and organisations they represent, serve and govern in policy-making, planning and service design. Amelia was recently invited to speak to the United Nations Economic and Social Council about public participation in government and society.

Nicholas Gruen is a prominent Australian economist and commentator on innovation, CEO of Lateral Economics and Chairman of the Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia). He was formerly Chairman of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, the Australian Government’s Innovation Australia and founding Chairman of Kaggle. Lindsay Tanner has described him as “Australia’s foremost public intellectual”.

Nicolas Hatton (webcast in):

Nicolas is the founder of the3million, helping the British Government and European institutions to understand the impact of the Brexit referendum on the 3 million EU citizens who have made their lives in the UK.

This event is being brought to you by engage2.


Vivid Sydney 2018

Weekdays: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday : Closed

After Business Hours, By Appointment only.

CALL 8011 4119 or 043 777 4119