Conference Overview

The Need for a New Social Agreement?: Social Capital, Proxy Voting and the Future of Participatory Democracy will be an exciting and informative event held at the University of Calgary.

The event will reach out to all of civil society to come and gain new insights and share ideas on taking democracy to a greater level of depth, exploring the notion of democratic voters having the right to delegate their votes to others (and to revoke said delegations), as they see fit.

“We would like attendees to walk away with a deeper understanding for the potential role of the citizen in democracy.” says Chris Alders, Senior Policy Advisor.

A panel of journalists, academics and futurists will be presenting on the topic of proxy voting, and there will be break-out sessions designed to give the attendees an opportunity to further explore the elements of this subject.