The Practical Democracy Project

Informal, insightful sharing of ideas to improve democracy


Our events programme is paused for 2020.

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
  • Free food and drink!
  • All welcome

The lowdown

Every 2-3 months, we find a good, informal venue, fill it with tasty refreshments, 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. Then you get a chance to discuss with them as a panel.

Interested in coming along?

» See below for our upcoming events schedule.

» PDP events are always free. Just register on the Eventbrite page to be sure of getting a place!

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

Latest events

London, UK – October 2019

Leeds, UK – March 2019

Dublin, Ireland – October 2018

Bristol, UK – July 2018

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