FirstRoot Participatory Budgeting Conference 2022

Collaborate to empower students around the world to use participatory budgeting to make an impact in their schools and communities!

We’re back with a Virtual and In-Person event that you do not want to miss!

Virtual – Friday, May 6th 5pm EDT – Saturday, May 7th 9am EDT
In-Person – Saturday, May 7th 9am EDT – 5pm EDT

Grand Hyatt Washington, DC
1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C – 20001

Students and Teacher working on a project

The FirstRoot PB Conference will feature keynote speakers and engaging sessions on the topics of civics, financial literacy, community engagement, technical implementations, and more, consisting of 1-hour long online and in-person sessions over the course of 24-hours.

The conference will take place May 6th and 7th, 2022, online and in Washington, DC.

The conference is for anyone interested in making a difference in their communities through the power of collaborative financial decision making. It is an invaluable event for students, educators, and change-makers!

Why? FirstRoot is on a mission to put the power in the hands of the most important stakeholders – students! Through participatory budgeting, students have the power to make a difference not only in their schools, but also in their communities and the world at large. Power may come from money, but change comes from you!

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Register below for virtual or in-person tickets.

The FirstRoot Participatory Budgeting Conference is a diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable event where all speakers, staff, volunteers, and participants whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire participatory budgeting movement, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.