Jamie Joyce

Founder & Executive Director

The Society Library

Jamie is the founder and Executive Director of the Society Library – a non-profit that creates structured knowledge databases of media concerning debates and discussions around complex social issues. Her goal is to improve humanity’s relationship with information online: in educational, epistemological, and political contexts.

Projects include: Great American Debate (concerning climate change), Internet Government, and COVIDConvo. She’s also interested in the question of how we can engineer new media and societal institutions to meet the demands (and rise to meet the challenges) of the information age.

Jamie has a background in international sustainable development. She oversaw 30 projects in more than 20 countries and served as a representative to the United Nations on behalf of the NGO she served. Jamie is also currently on the board of Wikitongues, a non-profit organization creating a seedbank of the world’s 7000 languages and seeding revitalization efforts around the world.


Debating as a Nation: a Feature of 21st Century Democracy

09/11/2020 11.30 - 11.50

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Technology has changed the way we communicate: letters have been upgraded to emails, town criers have been replaced with tweets, and not all newspapers rely on a physical printing press. So beyond the polls and surveys we have today, how can we technologically upgrade the way we represent the complex arguments, ideas, and desires of a nation? Can we also take it one step further – and enable... read more

FWD50 Topic Rooms

09/11/2020 16.30 - 17.30

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An opportunity for open dialogue around relevant themes. The FWD50 Topic rooms bring the conversation to our attendees. Each room will be hosted by curated experts, promoting open, collaborative and productive conversations around pre-determined themes. Pick the theme that’s of interest to you and start talking!