3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting (San Francisco)

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3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting (San Francisco)


25. September 2014 - 9:15 bis 27. September 2014 - 9:15


Oakland & Vallejo, California



The Participatory Budgeting Project is happy to announce that our 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America will take place September 25-27, 2014 in the Oakland & Vallejo, California.

The Conference with the titel "Real Money, Real Power" wants to create spaces in which participants and organizers of participatory budgeting (PB) processes can come together in order to reflect and share their experiences. Also interested activists, practitioners, and scholars are invited to present their ideas, perspectives and research results.


As an opportunity to reflect upon new and established PB initiatives and to build new relationships between practitioners, the conference will focus on the following issues and questions. You can find the complete schedule of the conference on its website.

1) The State of Participatory Budgeting: What is the current status of PB practice in North America and elsewhere? What lessons can we learn from these experiences? What tools are available or needed to improve PB practice?

2) Building a Movement: How can activists, organizers and elected officials most effectively advocate for PB in their cities and institutions? How can PB practitioners, activists, and participants support each others’ efforts across city, state and national borders, to build a stronger movement? How can regional, state and national institutions support PB?

3) Planning, Organizing, and Politics: How does PB relate to broader systems of urban planning, organizing, and politics? What is or could be the role of PB in this age of austerity?

Call for Proposals:

We are now accepting proposals for workshops, presentations, panels, and other sessions — please see the Call for Proposals page for more information or download the official call as a pdf document and share it with your friends and colleagues! Deadline for submissions is April 21, 2014.


Early registration will be open from late April to June at the website of the conference. The fee will vary between 175 and 200 Dollars, depending the date of registration. Information about flights, hotels, registrations and conference venues will be posted here.


If you have got any questions or comments use conference@participatorybudgeting.org to get in contact with the PBP. If you haven’t already, sign up for our e-newsletter to receive regular conference updates.