Speakers and Co-Sponsors

Join us in New York City to learn about a new type of democracy! After spreading around the world for over 20 years, “Participatory Budgeting” is making waves in the United States and Canada. It is giving people the power to make real decisions over the budgets that affect their lives–and it may soon be coming to a city near you!

We’re thrilled to announce the first batch of confirmed speakers for the PB conference:

  • New York City Council Member Brad Lander
  • New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich
  • New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams
  • Chicago Alderman Joe Moore
  • Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Cezar Busatto, Municipal Secretary for Political Coordination and Local Governance, City of Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Yves Cabannes, University College London
  • Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Brown University
  • Giovanni Allegretti, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Jez Hall, The PB Unit, UK
  • Josh Lerner, The Participatory Budgeting Project
  • Michael Menser, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • Rachel LaForest, The Right to the City Alliance
  • Sondra Youdelman, Community Voices Heard
  • Caron Atlas, Arts & Democracy Project

We’re also proud to welcome the following conference Co-Sponsors:


Registration is now open–and space is limited, so please reserve your spot soon! There is a sliding scale conference fee, from $10 for low-income people to $50 for full registration.


About PB in the US and Canada Conference

March 30-31, 2012
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