Between 16-18 April, the Belgian city of Ghent will be hosting the KSF 2018 Spring meeting under the theme ‘Transparency in a City of People’.
The event will consist of members' meetings, working groups' meetings, moderated panel discussions (open also for non-members) and guided visits. Following the success of the Uppsala meeting, we will organise a speed-networking session for presenting smart cities projects, activities or new strategies and approaches.
The general theme of the event will focus on cities' practices, initiatives and new tools to engage with citizens and on creating new forms of democracy in the digital age. In this regard there is a specific session on the ‘Cities for Europe’ EUROCITIES campaign with concrete examples of dedicated initiatives and events organised by member cities.
"Democracy in a Digital Age" will be the topic of the moderated panel discussion organised on April 17 and open to public. It will cover topics such as blockchain technology and uses, data journalism and digital democracy. The non-members of the Knowledge Society Forum interested in participating to the panel can contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 March for receiving the registration link.
On Tuesday afternoon, the conference will be live-streamed. When it will start (14:00) click on the following link: https://channel.royalcast.com/stadgent/#!/upcoming
Finally, there will be guided visits to the new interactive public library “De Krook” and to the Adoration of the Lamb.
You can find more details on the program in the attached document and the specific venue locations on the following link.
We are looking forward to meeting you soon!