Co-founder and Director, Democracy In Practice
Adam is a Co-founder and Director of Democracy In Practice, a non-profit dedicated to democratic experimentation, innovation, and capacity building. His passion for democracy has led to a broad base of experience, which includes an independent study of the jury system; dialoguing with members of the 2011 Icelandic Constituent Council; co-facilitating two NYC General Assemblies; co-writing the Spokes-Council Proposal at Occupy Wall Street; and teaching and learning at the democratically-run Brooklyn Free School.
Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?
Because if government is not of the people and by the people, it will never be for the people.
What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?
I would love to see a particular emphasis on exploring ideas for embedding selection by lot into government and other power structures.