Apply to be a speaker at the POINT 10 Conference!

Our persistence made 10 years of existence! Let’s round it together!

If you are an activist with relevant experience in developing a project related to the use of new technologies in fields of government accountability monitoring and/or open data, or if you just want to share your research or work that is related to technology, social good, political processes or similar — we would love to have you on the stage and get to know more about your experiences.

This year, the conference will be held on June 2nd and 3rd, at Sarajevo’s Dom mladih.
We invite everyone who works in the intersection of activism, political accountability and new technologies in Southeast Europe (SEE), to submit a proposal for a short (up to 15 min) presentation about their work in the field.

We are also welcoming those willing to share their story about the success of a technology-related project(s) of civil society or the use of new technologies for advocacy or monitoring different branches of government — apply to be a speaker and inspire others!  

Send your submission using this short form.

Important information!

  • The proposed presentation cannot be longer than 15 minutes. If you have an idea for a more extended session, please contact us at: [email protected]
  • The deadline for submission is April 25th, 2022.
  • The event will take place in Sarajevo, June 2nd – 3rd, 2022.
  • The organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs for all speakers.
  • If you need a visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, we will help you obtain it.
  • The conference’s working language is English, and we do not provide translations.

What is the POINT Conference (and why is it worth coming)?

The POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is the largest conference of this type in the SEE region. It seeks to be a platform for civil society that encourages the use of new technologies.

This conference came out of the growing need of the organizations in the region that work on accountability and transparency of governments to share experiences and learn about different initiatives around the world.

Since its first edition in 2012, the POINT Conference has become a unique meeting place for civic activists and civil society representatives from SEE, but also from all over the world, as well as a platform for exchanging ideas and innovative solutions to promote a responsible and open society.

POINT is a great place for networking and potential cooperation. It offers the possibility of learning about initiatives dealing with political accountability projects, open data in democracy, technology tools for transparency and accountability, current events, and technology’s impact.

The POINT Conference is organized by UG “Zašto ne” (Citizens’ Association – CA “Why not”), in partnership with ACTION SEE and SEE Check networks. It is supported by the National Endowment of Democracy (NED) and the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD).

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail at: [email protected].

 

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