FROM ACTIVATE 2012: A Blueprint for Democratic Participation
About this conference
From economics to politics and beyond, technology is fundamentally transforming and reshaping the world. Activate is the Guardian's platform for innovators working across all sectors who are using technology for change and innovation.
This year, we have assembled an exciting multi-disciplinary programme of presentations, debates and lightning pitches to discuss and debate the following questions:
After the NSA revelations, how can we balance privacy, publicness and security on the web?
How can we find and fund the next wave of tech entrepreneurs and grassroots activists?
In what ways is cloud technology driving business innovation?
Can brands really solve pressing social and environmental problems?
Is the sharing economy sustainable?
How is technology improving civic engagement?
About The Guardian
Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes theguardian.com, the third largest English-speaking newspaper website in the world (comScore, August 2013). Since launching its US and Australia digital editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively, traffic from outside of the UK now represents over two-thirds of the Guardian's total digital audience.