The Practical Democracy Project

Informal, insightful sharing of ideas to improve democracy


Informal, insightful events to improve democracy

  • Hear short, practical talks by passionate speakers, sharing from their first-hand expertise
  • Ask any questions in a panel discussion and relaxed networking session afterwards
  • All welcome

The lowdown

Every few months, we find a good, informal venue or online space, invite a bunch of interesting people and spend an hour or two in productive, stimulating conversations.

You'll get to listen to short talks from a range of guest speakers who are passionate about involving people in the decisions that affect them. Each speaker will share from their own expertise – gained from first-hand, real-world experience.

Interested in coming along?

» See below for our upcoming events schedule.

» PDP events are always free. Just register on the event page to reserve your place!

» If you want to get a feel for what the PDP is about, you can check out live tweets from past events: #practicaldemocracyproject

Next event

No new events planned just yet :(

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Watch this space, though!

Previous events

Online event: 'Why aren't TROs trending?' - September 2021

London, UK – October 2019

Leeds, UK – March 2019

photo of a spacious white room, full of people deep in conversation around tables (with daffodils!)

Dublin, Ireland – October 2018

Bristol, UK – July 2018

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees sits in the middle of a panel of speakers

Wellington, New Zealand – June 2018

a guest presenter mid-speech standing in front of a projector screen with a slide that reads 'this is a team sport''

Read a write-up from Matt Jukes, one of our speakers