The World e-Parliament Conference 2016 takes place from 28-30 June at the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, in Valparaiso. The Conference is the biennial forum of the parliamentary community on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), and features:

  • The presentation of the World e-Parliament Report 2016 and discussion of the key findings.
  • Parallel Policy and Technical tracks with exchanges of how ICT can help improve representation, law-making and oversight, and increase parliament’s openness, accessibility, accountability and effectiveness.
  • Daily Innovation in Parliaments segments in plenary to promote the sharing of innovations.
  • Workshops on (a) how parliaments engage with citizens via social media, and (b) how parliaments with lesser resources can deploy effective and sustainable ICT solutions.
  • An Unconference providing a space for informal small-group discussions between participants on topics of mutual interest.
  • A Hackathon intending to demonstrate how parliaments can effectively develop innovative ICT solutions by engaging and collaborating with civil society.



The World e-Parliament Conference 2016 is co-organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and with support from partner organizations.

The Conference programme has been developed with input from a group of experts in parliaments and partner organizations.