We have a pleasure of inviting you to take part in the POINT 7.0 conference which will take place in Sarajevo 17-20 May 2017. POINT conference is a unique event containing various activities and promoting political accountability and new technologies in the region of South Eastern Europe and beyond.

Each year we host the most interesting speakers from around the world, practitioners from around the Balkans region and experts in the field of modern transparency and accountability discussing current political affairs and civil society engagement.

While staying highly professional, POINT offers great networking experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the premises of ArtKino Kriterion.

This year the event starts on May 17th with the arrival of participants and several pre-events, followed by two days of the conference and finishing with a day of workshops and meetings.

The POINT conference this year would cover most important topics in the field of political accountability and technology in the last year, both in the region and the world, like important elections and election campaigns around the world and the region, fake news and propaganda, models and tools for hybrid democracy, online security and privacy, investigative journalism and many other.

Last year only, POINT conference hosted guest speakers like Masha Alekhina with Pussy Riot Theatre, Scott Carpenter – managing director of Google Jigsaw, Thomas Borwick – the CTO of Vote Leave Campaign for Brexit, Alistair Shawcross – one of the most prominent researchers on the topic of fake news and propaganda and Dejan Vinkovic from Oraclum – the company that predicted the victory of Donald Trump in the US elections and many other regional and global speakers. Previously, we had a pleasure of hosting people like Michael Slaby, CTO of Obama Campaigns in 2008 and 2012, Bill Adair, the founder of Politifact, Smary McCarthy from Icelandic parliament, Jillian York from Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amr Sobhy, the founder of Morsimeter in Egypt, Ian Schuler, director of Development Seed, and many others. We expect to have over 70 speakers and over 200 participants from over than 25 countries. There will also be a lot of place for peer to peer learning during the workshops and for entertainment during the POINT night program.

The working language of the conference is English.

If you have any questions please contact Darko Brkan (darko.brkan@gmail.com) or Alisa Karović (alisa.karovic@gmail.com) or contact us on the CA Why not email (info@zastone.ba).

What is the POINT Conference?

POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference for civil society organizations from 6 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it also involves the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions from all around the world. POINT 7.0 will be the seventh edition of the conference.

POINT conference is organized by Regional Network ActionSEE created by  CA Why not (Zašto ne) from BiH, Center for Research on Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) from Serbia, Metamorphosis Foundation from Macedonia, and Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) from Montenegro. The partners on POINT 7.0 will be the National Endowment for Demoracy, Balkan Trust for Democracy, Heinrich Boell Foundation BiH, US Embassy Sarajevo and TransparenCEE network (founded by ACTION SEE, Fundacja TechSoup and ePanstwo from Poland, K-Monitor Hungary and OPORA Network Ukraine).