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Countdown to DemocracyXChange

October 13, 2020

The countdown is on for DemocracyXChange – Canada’s annual summit which is co-founded by Open Democracy Project and the Ryerson Leadership Lab. Join us as we seize the opportunity to strengthen democracy in the recovery from COVID-19. Pay what you can to access both the Summit and Festival. 

  • Our virtual Summit (October 13-15) will raise critical questions about systemic inequality, the relevance of our public institutions and how we can respond to this global moment with imagination.
  • Our Festival (October 16-22) enables participants to deepen their engagement with program material by attending online workshops, training sessions and events organized by non-profits, associations and community groups. 

Check out our full Summit schedule which features keynotes from Karen Lord, Waubgeshig Rice, Cory Doctorow, Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Sheri Berman, Siyabulela Mandela, Thomas Piketty, Hahrie Han, and Mutale Nkonde

Sessions will also feature important insights from Oren Cass, Elizabeth May, Beverly Jacobs, Colleen O’Manique, David Coletto, Doug Saunders, Eva Salinas, Darcy Lindberg, Michal Rozworksi, Lynette Ong, Matt Stoller, Paul Bailey and many others. 

The Festival includes organizations from across Canada working to enhance democratic engagement from the ground up. Check out events from CIVIX, Massey College, Mosaic Institute, the Institute for Change Leaders, the Democratic Engagement Exchange, Feedback Frames, Canadian Interfaith Conversation, Institut du Nouveau Monde, Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Fair Vote Canada and others. 

Join us for one panel or settle in for the full program: REGISTER


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