Call for speakers

Are you using digital technology or data to tackle the climate emergency at a local level?

If so, the world needs to know! Come and help spark inspiration by showcasing your project in front of an international audience on September 21, via Zoom.

At mySociety, we’ve been making our own services, bringing our expertise of data and civic tech together to create online tools that empower citizens and councils to act on climate. We’re focusing on climate action at the local government level, because we believe this is the area where effective change can most easily be made — see more on our Climate page.

Now we want to share what we’ve made, and hear about your work too. In the spirit of open data and collaboration, we want to help create ideas, inspiration and even partnerships that will amplify the effect of all our work in this area.

What we’re looking for

  • Are you working on an emissions reduction project with a local council, using digital technology?
  • Perhaps you’re a data journalist, bringing change by writing stories that interrogate the data around climate change.
  • Or you might be working for a campaigning organisation that uses tech like crowdsourcing or location-based digital services to accelerate climate action.

If your ideas are new, innovative or outside the box, so much the better!

Speakers will have a ten minute slot to present their work, followed by a Q&A from an audience made up of civic tech practitioners, council staff and others working around climate.

Sounds good? Sign up here before August 5 and we’ll get back to you by August 26 to let you know if you’ve been selected.

Image: CJ Dayrit

Original source – mySociety

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