Time is running and technology is developing. In the past decade new technologies changed the way we perceive and participate in democratic procedures, especially in elections and referenda. One side of this coin is all the technological advancements that help democratic participation: access to information on the issues and candidates, open marketplace of ideas, and of course the electronic voting mechanisms that become more and more widespread. On the other hand, the same progressions in information technology can undermine basic trust in democratic institutions: the spread of misinformation and fake news makes the people question everything they hear, and at the same time the opinion bubble generated by social media providers shut people off from dissenting opinions on their own beliefs. What will be the future?
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S