Program

Tuesday 8 November

14.30 – 15.00 Welcoming Words

Speakers Wim Kok / Michael R. Bloomberg

15.00 – 16.30 Opening Plenary

Digital Technologies and the Future of Governance in the 21st Century

Speakers Sheikh Fahad Al Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah / Yochai Benkler / Arianna Huffington / Michele Hunt / Beth S.Noveck / José María Sanz Magallón / Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Discussants Olusegun Obasanjo / Alejandro Toledo

17.00 – 18.30 Breakout Sessions

What is Changing and How?

1. The Changing Nature of Statecraft: The Impact of Big Data

Speakers
Michael Chui
Alex Karp
Todd Park
Stefaan G.Verhulst
Juan Antonio Yañez-Barnuevo
Discussants
Lionel Jospin
Mary Robinson

2. WeGov: How Network Technology is Strengthening Democracy

Speakers
Susan Crawford
Craig Newmark
Cory Ondrejka
Andrew Rasiej
David Steel
Katrin Verclas
Discussants
Joaquim Chissano
Vicente Fox

3. The Changing Nature of Accountability Journalism

Speakers
Anthony Barnett
Ernesto Paglia
Mario Tascón
Christopher Walker
Discussants
Luis Alberto Lacalle
Vaira Vike-Freiberga

20.30 – 22.30 Official Conference Dinner

Dinner Talk: New Technologies, the Arab Spring and 21st Century Statecraft
Presentation by the Fahad Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations and Defense of Liberty

Speakers Sadiq Al Mahdi / Andy Carvin / Alec Ross / Aneesh Chopra / Derrick N. Ashong

Wednesday 9 November

09.00 – 10.30 Global Networks and Local Action (Lightning Talks)

Innovation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Facilitators José María Figueres / John Bruton
Presentations Luke Williams / Eric Braverman / Patrick Meier / Orlando Ayala / Anita Gurumurthy / David R. Miller / Bilel Jamoussi
Reflections Judith Rodin

11.00 – 12.30 Breakout Sessions

Innovation in Governance, Civic Engagement and the Media: Opportunities and Constraints

4. Does ‘Politics as Usual’ Stand in the Way of Innovation

Speakers
Luis G. Babino
Alex Howard
Micah L. Sifry
Discussants
Ricardo Lagos
Petre Roman

5. If We Build It, Will They Come: Why Meaningful Citizen Engagement is Hard

Speakers
Sean Cleary
Chat García Ramilo
Susan Pointer
Anas Qtiesh
Henry Sweetbaum
Discussants
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Kim Campbell

6. Journalism is Dead, Long Live Journalism

Speakers
Kamal Bherwani
James T. Hamilton
Jeff Jarvis
Daoud Kuttab
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Discussants
Alfred Gusenbauer
Andrés Pastrana

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30 Final Plenary

Making Governance Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful: Getting from Here to There

Opening Words Neelie Kroes
Reflections Cassam Uteem / Jorge I. Domínguez / Beth S. Noveck / Jorge Quiroga / Clay Shirky
Commitments to Action and Final Words Jennifer Mary Shipley

From 20.00 Gala Dinner to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Club de Madrid and honour President Clinton with the Club de Madrid Democratic Leadership Award

* Dress code: black tie

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