Thanks to all of our incredible presenters!

Becky Aleman

The High Line

Amanda Alexander

Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center

Lela Alston

Arizona House of Representatives | PUHSD

Sean Anderson

Director of Teacher Professional Practice, Community|Learning|Design

Melissa Appleton

Project Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project

Caron Atlas

Director, Arts & Democracy

Jessica Barreto

Youth Researcher, Intergenerational Change Initiative

Bret Barrowman

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute

Tracey Beal

Executive Director, School Connect

Bill Benet

Dissertation Chair, Walden University School of Public Policy and Administration

Bitsy Bentley

Product Manger –, Participatory Budgeting Project

Kyle Bozentko

Executive Director, Jefferson Center

Courtney Breese

Managing Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)

Ashley Brennan

Program and Communications Coordinator, Participatory Budgeting Project

Myrna Cabán Lezcano

Associate Director of Education & Cultural Organizing, The High Line

Kristen Cambell

Executive Director, PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement)

Simon Cameron

Participatory Budgeting Development Manager, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Jake Carlson

Sociology PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kraig Cook

Participatory Budgeting Program Coordinator, City of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods

Lattie Coor

Chairman and CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona

Elizabeth Crews

Development Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project

Adam Cronkright

Co-founder and Director, Democracy In Practice

Thea Crum

Director of the Neighborhoods Initiative, Great Cities Institute at University of Illinois at Chicago

Diana Dajer

Social Entrepreneur, University of Oxford, Policentrico

Shari Davis

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Participatory Budgeting Project

Nicolette Del Palacio

Integrative Voter Engagement Organizer, Mi Familia Vota

Kara Dillard

Lecturer, University of Washington | Moderator Training Specialist, Kettering Foundation

John Dobard

Associate Director of Political Voice, Advancement Project California

Greg Esser

Dean’s Office Associate Director, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

David Fridley

Founder, Synaccord, LLC

Fiona Garven

Director, Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)

Lodewijk Gelauff

Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy

Geoffrey Gonsher

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University School of Public Affairs

Vanessa Gonzalez

Senior, Bioscience High School

Annelise Grimm

Code for America, previously James Irvine Foundation

Juan Pablo Guerrero

Network Director, Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency


Yen-Ting Hsu

Co-founder, Taiwan Reach-Out Association for Democracy

Szu-chien Hsu

President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy


Amanda Hudson

Ph.D. Student, Portland State University


Keiva Hummel

Communications Coordinator, NCDD


Gary Hytrek

Professor of Social Geography, California State University, Long Beach

Jenni Innes

Brooklyn College Participatory Budgeting


Jessee Jannetta

Senior Policy Fellow, Urban Institute Justice Policy Center


Carolina Johnson

Program Evaluator, University of Washington PhD

Gail Johnson

Manager of Resident Engagement and Community Development, Toronto Community Housing


Lorenzo Jones

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Katal Center


Susan Kalaz

PhD Student, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)


Harvir Kaur

Individual Giving Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project


Sharon Kirsch

Co-founder and Director of Research and Training, Save Our Schools Arizona (SOSAZ)

Alexnader Kolokotronis

Founder and Board Director, Student Organization for Democratic Alternatives (SODA)

Patsy Kraeger

Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies, Georgia Southern University

Josh Lerner

Executive Director, Participatory Budgeting Project

Simone Levine

Executive Director, Court Watch NOLA (CWN)

Ana Licona

Leadership Development Coordinator, Mi Familia Vota

Hsin-I Lin

Co-Founder, Taiwan Reach-Out Association for Democracy

Kuo-ming Lin

Professor, National Taiwan University

Narges Mahyar

Postdoctoral Fellow, Design Lab at University of California San Diego


Victor Lutenco

Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota


Katherine Martin

Political Staff, City of Toronto Councillor Shelley Carrol


Michael McCabe

Director of School Design, Community | Learning | Design

Rachel Mims

Program Officer, National Democratic Institute

Amy Nguyen

Community Programs Strategic Advisor, Your Voice, Your Choice

Won No

School of Public Affairs Ph.D. Candidate, Arizona State University


Khaldun Obeid

International Republican Institute

Jacinta Ojevwe

Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellow, Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship NYC

Willice Onyango

Executive Chairperson, International Youth Council of Kenya

Madison Neanover

Civic Engagement Assistant, Center for the Future of Arizona

Frank Pisi

Director, History & Social Science, Sacramento County Office of Education

Dejan Raden

Youth Work Manager, PRONI Center for Youth Development

Annie Rappeport

International Education and Policy PhD Student, University of Maryland College Park

Kristina Reinsalu

Director, e-Democracy | e-Governance Academy

Tyrone Reitman

Founding Director, Policy Jury Group

Sonya Reynolds

Co-Chair PBNYC Citywide Committee, Data Director | PBNYC & NY Civic Engagement Table

José Manuel Ribeiro

Mayor of Valongo

John Richardson

Founder & CEO, Ethelo

Amit Ron

Associate Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University

Jim Rough

Director and Founder, Center for Wise Democracy

Katy Rubin

Founder & Executive Director, Theater of the Oppressed NYC

Eduardo Sainz

Arizona State Director, Mi Familia Vota

Daniel Schugurensky

Director, Participatory Governance Initiative | Arizona State University

Jason Schupbach

Director of The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Patrick Scully

Managing Director, Participedia

Ravi Shankar

Chair, Vallejo-PB Participatory Budgeting (2017-18)

Chien-Ting Shih

Co-Founder, Taiwan Reach-Out Association for Democracy

César Silva

Co-Founder, ChangeTomorrow

Matthew Slaats

School of Architecture PhD Student, University of Virginia

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

National Director, Move to Amend

Jennifer Tang

Research Fellow, Intergenerational Change Initiative at the School for Professional Studies, CUNY

Andres Temblador

California State University, Long Beach

Francesco Tena

West Coast Project Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project

Cyndi Tercero-Sandoval

Student Support Services Manager, Phoenix Union High School District

Maurice Tosé II "Bear"

Student Researcher, Elon University & City of Greensboro, NC

Monica Trejo

Program Coordinator Sr., Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Ashley Trim

Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

Sarita Turner

Associate Director, PolicyLink

Oriol Vidal-Aparicio

Public Administration and Policy PhD Candidate, Arizona State University

Alexis Vollmer Rivera

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for the Future of Arizona Civic Engagement Team



Mark Warren

Study of Democracy Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair, University of British Columbia

Chien-chung Wu

Assistant Professor & Chief Director, Taipei College of Maritime Technology

David Weinberger

City Partnerships Director, ioby


Andrew Wilkes

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Generation Citizen


Antonio Zavala

General Director, Participando por México


Sarah Zeller-Berkman

Youth Studies Program Academic Director, CUNY School of Professional Studies