Canada's Democracy Summit
January 25-27, 2019
Join us as we bring together initiatives, organizations and people from around the world, all activating change from the ground up.
DRIVE CHANGE. FROM THE GROUND UP.
DemocracyXChange is the annual summit for Canada’s emerging democracy sector to connect, learn and share.
Globally, the indicators are clear. We are in the midst of a democratic recession that may seem endless. But as we enter another federal election year, the opportunity to see this moment as ours to shape with a gathering focused on strengthening democracy and ground-up community change has never been more pressing. In an age of polarization, it’s more important than ever to connect across borders, political orientations, values and points of view.
From neighbourhood changemakers to thought leaders and national campaigners, DemocracyXChange is a meeting place for practitioners demonstrating the power of explicit engagement, technology and new ways of organizing to make change happen. Come join us.
DXC Open Spaces
Get an inside look at civic participation in real-life. Programmed visits to local establishments run by neighbourhood organizations actively driving change.
Two Day Summit
Two full days of keynote speakers, plenaries and round table discussions designed to engage and connect participants through a campaign and exhibitor marketplace and facilitated deep listening sessions. Breakfast and lunch are provided and day one is capped off with an evening networking reception.
Hear from DXC 2017 Attendees
“I wasn’t sure what to expect but DemocracyXChange was useful, inspiring, and helped me connect with a number of passionate leaders and organizers.”
“This was a day filled with passionate, diversely experienced, and thought-provoking change makers who openly and productively engaged with other participants. Such an inspiring and forward-looking event!”
“DemocracyXChange was unlike any conference I have ever been to. Highlighting activism in the digital age through a wide variety of perspectives. I was blown away by the scale and caliber of the speakers.”
“With DemocracyXChange we are working to bring together a community of engaged individuals, young and old, who are cross-partisan, politics-positive, and discourse-driven. We hope that DemocracyXChange will catalyze explicit change in our communities by sharing techniques, tools, and best practices from civic campaigns around the world and with each other.”
– Ana Serrano, Co-Chair, DemocracyXChange and Co-Chair, Open Democracy Project
“There’s never been a more important time for DemocracyXChange. We need to come together to demonstrate that democracy can make positive change in our communities, and that politics is a practice that is open to all.”
– Karim Bardeesy, Co-Chair, DemocracyXChange and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University