Our 4th major conference will explore how participatory budgeting (PB) is taking hold across the globe and here in Scotland.
This conference will bring together people involved in PB in Scotland to share and learn about each other’s practice, to help improve our impact and prioritise future plans. We’ll also have the chance to be informed by insights into PB activities and approaches from across the world. #PBConf19
Date: Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
Time: 9.30AM registration open. 10AM start. With a 4pm finish!
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh
From across continents, we’ve brought together some brilliant speakers to share their experiences of carrying out participatory budgeting and other democratic innovations. We’re really excited to be hearing from:
Cit Lennox from SWAMP in Glasgow
Josh Lerner, Participatory Budgeting Project from New York City.
Paul Johnston, Director General Education, Communities & Justice at the Scottish Government
Oliver Escobar from the University of Edinburgh
Daniely Votto, DVotto Consultoria para Cidade from Brazil
John Maritim - Elgeyo Marakwet County Government, Kenya
Giovanni Allegretti Coimbra University, Centre for Social Studies, Portugal
Claire McPherson, Deputy Director for Public Bodies and Public Service Reform
Fiona Garven, Director of Scottish Community Development Centre & PB Scotland
Councillor Jennifer Layden from the Calton ward in Glasgow
Tressa Burke, Chief Executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance
You can read more about all of our great speakers here.
We’ve got morning and afternoon workshops bringing together with loads of experiences and ideas around PB in Scotland and across the globe.
Mainstreaming PB in Scottish Local Authorities
Learning from young people
Co-producing good PB with communities
Building dialogue and deliberation
Let's Get Digital
What place for voting?
Tackling inequalities & PB
Global perspectives of PB
Learning from evaluation
Read more about all our workshops here.
We’re all full!
We’re now adding people to our waiting list.
To make sure we capture international learning and bring together people developing PB in Scotland, we’re going to prioritise:
Community organsations / members involved in delivering PB in Scotland.
People working within local authorities / public bodies involved in PB in Scotland.
People involved in participatory budgeting work internationally.
We might have a few last minutes places, we’ll email you if we do and we’d love to have you along if you can still make it.