Home / Schedule

Please note the following Conference Schedule is subject to change, and will be updated as the program and schedule are finalized; sign up here for conference updates!


Wednesday | March 7, 2018

Pre-Conference Trainings

Make the most out of the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference by registering for a pre-conference training on participatory budgeting (PB). Participating in a pre-conference training on March 7th is an excellent way to connect with a community of practitioners, volunteers, participants, staff, and partners - all committed to strengthening PB.

Pre-Conference Participatory Budgeting (PB) 101 Training 

Develop an understanding of PB and how it's being used in the US and Canada. Gain practical skills for facilitating PB processes and establish greater awareness of the challenges of PB, and ways to overcome them. Strengthen your sense of strategies for moving PB forward in your city.

Pre-Conference Advanced Participatory Budgeting (PB) Training

Learn about best practices and new innovations in PB. Practice applying skills and techniques through demos. Explore latest tools to integrate equity considerations in PB. Strategize about how to improve the impact and the implementation of your local PB processes.


Pre-Conference Citizens Juries, Citizens Assemblies, and Sortition Workshop

Explore key themes, opportunities, and shared challenges among organizations and practitioners seeking to employ citizens juries, citizens assemblies, and sortition-based deliberative projects and reforms in a variety of contexts. Share learnings for effective program design and implementation and discuss systemic, political, and environmental challenges and opportunities that affect the application, adoption, and utilization of these methods.

Thursday | March 8, 2018

  • Registration & Breakfast
  • Welcome Plenary Session
  • Participatory Budgeting Walking Tour
  • Lunch - with Meet & Eat Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions (1)
  • Plenary Session & Networking

Friday | March 9, 2018

  • Concurrent Sessions (2)
  • Concurrent Sessions (3)
  • Lunch - with Expo
  • Concurrent Sessions (4)
  • Reception

Saturday | March 10, 2018

  • Concurrent Sessions (5)
  • Concurrent Sessions (6)
  • Lunch
  • Closing Plenary