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Open Call for Speakers at POINT 12 Conference

Sofija Tovarović

Are you a civil society activist, journalist, academic, or technologist using technology for the public good? Are you seeking a platform to present your idea, project, or research? Do you have experience implementing or developing projects related to the use of technology in government accountability monitoring and/or open data? Are you fluent in English? If so, we invite you to apply to be a speaker at our conference.

We are thrilled to announce the open call for speakers for the upcoming POINT 12 Conference, scheduled to take place from June 24 to June 26, 2024. 

If you are working on a new and innovative project, researching a topic that might be interesting for the regional POINT audience, have work that has had a notable impact, wish to share your skills through a workshop or have any other idea you want to present at POINT, we invite you to apply to become a speaker.

Key Information:

  • Conference Name: POINT 12
  • The event will take place in Sarajevo, June 24 – 26, 2024
  • Deadline for Application: March 18, 2024
  • The proposed presentation cannot be longer than 12 minutes. If you have an idea for a more extended session, please contact us at: [email protected].
  • The organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs for all speakers from WB6 countries.
  • 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.

This year, we will also modify the way that the program is implemented to make more space for different participant-led sessions, workshops, presentations, and similar activities. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an engaging and dynamic conference that brings together thought leaders, innovators, and changemakers from around the world.

Is it worth applying?

Absolutely! This call presents a fantastic opportunity for researchers, activists, journalists, or anyone with a compelling idea or project to showcase their work to over 300 participants from various countries.

The POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is the largest conference of its kind in the Southeast Europe (SEE) region. It serves as a platform for civil society, promoting the use of new technologies.

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The conference emerged from the growing need of organizations in the region, working on government accountability and transparency, to share experiences and learn from initiatives worldwide.

Since its first edition in 2012, the POINT Conference has evolved into a unique meeting place for civic activists and civil society representatives from SEE and beyond. It serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and innovative solutions to promote a responsible and open society.

POINT is an excellent networking opportunity, offering potential for cooperation. It provides insight into initiatives related to political accountability projects, open data in democracy, technology tools for transparency and accountability, current events, and the impact of technology.

If you are interested in sharing your ideas and expertise at POINT 12, please apply using this form by the deadline. 

We look forward to receiving your applications and to welcoming you to POINT 12 in June 2024!

The POINT Conference is organized by UG “Zašto ne” (Citizens’ Association – CA “Why not”), in partnership with ACTION SEE and SEE Check networks, as well as the Western Balkans Antidisinformation Hub. It is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Balkan Fund for Democracy (BTD), Open Society Foundations Western Balkans, and the European Commission through the Thematic Programme for Civil Society Organisations.

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