FAZ Atrium June 21, 2017 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Setting the stage for a conversation to share ideas and experiences, build community, and inspire new research and tools to advance digital civil society.

Mark Speich, Managing Director, Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications

Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University

Andrew Means, Head, beyond.uptake


From Possibilities to Responsibilities
A global look at how social sector organizations can pursue the opportunities of digital data while understanding and addressing the risks, presented by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Digital Dependencies
An interactive discussion on the new possibilities created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors and the demands that these relationships entail. Moderated by Lucy Bernholz.

Karenina Schroeder, Executive Director,  Accountable Now

Luciana Cingolani, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Hertie School of Governance

Solana Larsen, Editor, The Internet Health Report, Mozilla


Inventing Digital Organizations
A curated round of presentations highlighting emerging and innovative organizational forms, collaborations, or governance models enabled by digital data. Moderated by Andrew Means.

Ame Elliot, Design Director,  SimplySecure

M.C. McGrath, Founder and Director, Transparency Toolkit

Nina Hall, Lecturer, Hertie School of Governance

Sjoerd Louwaars, Head of Experience Design, HumanityX The Hague


A mid-day assessment of key learnings and what is next.


Considering Bias
A conversation with Andrew Means about the role of bias in data and algorithms, strategies for addressing these biases, and the broader implications for civil society.

Katharina Rasch, Data Science for Social Good, Berlin

Maya Ganesh, Director of Research, Tactical Tech Collective


Digital Civil Society and the Future of Democracy
Small group exercises about trends in digital civil society, facilitated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Closing Reflections
A review of key ideas and insights and commitments to next steps with Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.



This is an invitation-only event and space is limited. Click here to request an invitation.