• Ben Knight

    Co-Founder of Loomio.org

    Ben Knight is part of a social enterprise cooperative building Loomio.org, an open-source tool for group decision-making being used by thousands of groups in more than 30 countries. The platform is being used for everything from coordinating student protest movements in Europe to multi-stakeholder consultation in government departments in New Zealand. Ben has an academic background in the evolution of collective intelligence, a practical background in grassroots community organizing, and a passion for the potential of technology to spur positive social change. He was closely involved with the Occupy movement in 2011, which exposed him to the massively empowering results of collective decision-making on a large scale, and the possibility that online tools could make participatory democracy a part of everyday life.

     

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