A workshop on the potential of social media for the transformation of society

As social media have played an increasingly important role in the every-day lives of citizens as well as the strategies of corporation, advocacy groups and political campaigns, the debate over the potential of these new technologies for social progress remains polarized. This event aims to deliver a nuanced understanding of the possibilities and limitations of social media pour fostering social change.
By bringing together participants from a variety of fields (academia, social movements, private sector), we seek to catalyse a rigorous dialogue on the role of these technologies in social change as well as identify the best practices for their use in concrete settings.