Conferences. Talks. Workshops. Exchange of Experiences. 

Conferences

We hold lectures about possibilities of the use of the internet for democratic processes and the use of LiquidFeedback in various application scenarios. The emphasis can be placed on both conceptual aspects and experience in the field.

Lectures

Participation in Political Processes

Important basic issues of political participation are explained concretely in terms of LiquidFeedback. Recommendations are given for the implementation of participatory processes with LiquidFeedback and conceptual effects are shown.
Format: Lecture, answering questions
Duration: 1 hour
Speakers: 1
Note: Video projector needed

Introductory lecture in LiquidFeedback

The conceptual basis and processes of LiquidFeedback are shown theoretically and illustrated by practical examples. Various possible scenarios of the practical use of LiquidFeedback are presented.
Format: Lecture, answering questions
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Speakers: 1 - 2
Note: Video projector needed

LiquidFeedback and a fair process of decision making

Mathematical methods implemented in LiquidFeedback are described. In particular the following special features are addressed: Fairness and scalability through Liquid Democracy (Delegated Voting), collective moderation, protection of minorities (Harmonic Weighting, Proportional Runoff Algorithm), independence of clones criterion, preferential voiting (Schulze Method, Tie-Breaking, LiquidFeedback specific supplements), consequences of the general impossibility theorem.
Format: Lecture, answering questions
Duration: 2 hours
Speakers: 1
Note: Video projector needed

Democratic software and product development with LiquidFeedback

Combining the concepts of LiquidFeedback with revision control systems allows democratic software and product development without the need of a hierachy or privileged moderators or commisions. In this lecture, the theoretical aspects are presented as well as a working technical solution with live demonstration. The following topics will be adressed: technological background, overview of technical implementation, practical usage, challenges and workflow integration. Q&A is possible after the lecture.
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Speakers: 1
Note: Video projector needed

Democratic knowledge management with LiquidFeedback

In this lecture it is shown how the concepts of LiquidFeedback can be combined with a revision control system and a presentation engine (e.g. a Wiki engine) to allow democratic knowledge management. Besides the theoretical background, a working technical solution with live demonstration is shown. The following topics will be adressed: technological background, overview of technical implementation, practical usage, challenges and workflow integration. Q&A is possible after the lecture.
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Speakers: 1
Note: Video projector needed

Workshops

The system from a user perspective

LiquidFeedback is shown how it works in practice. The aspects of the system are run from the user's perspective.
Format: Workshop
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Speakers: 2
Note: Number of paricipants is restricted to 12 people. Video projector needed. The participants need PCs or notebooks with installed webbrowser and internet access.

LiquidFeeback Installation

The installation of a LiquidFeedback system will be performed together. A guided installation of LiquidFeedback is conducted on a PC / notebook with Linux.
Format: Workshop
Duration: from 4 hours
Speakers: 2
Note: Number of paricipants is restricted to 6 people.

Democratic software and product development with LiquidFeedback

In this workshop, the participants will be introduced in using an installation of LiquidFeedback democratically managing a revision control system. This workshop is intended for participants already familiar with the usage of revision control systems
Duration: 2 hours
Speakers: 1
Note: Video projector needed, Wireless internet needed, participants need PCs or notebooks

LiquidFeedback System Operation

Based on a test system the various aspects of system operation are illustrated. This event is designed as a follow-up event for the workshop “LiquidFeedback Installation”.
Format: Workshop
Duration: from 4 hours
Speakers: 2
Note: Number of paricipants is restricted to 6 people.