Annual Policy Dialogue


Policy Dialogues: Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

New York, USA  7-9 November 2011.


The Club de Madrid reached a special milestone in 2011: ten years of building democracy that delivers. Over the last decade, our Members have shared their expertise and knowledge with leaders around the globe, strengthening upcoming democratic governments and thus making a definite, long-term improvement in the lives of thousands. We celebrated this 10th anniversary in November 2011 with two flagship events in New York City:

Our Annual Conference, “Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy”, and A  10th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

During the Conference, some of the world’s most experienced and inspirational political and business leaders, policy makers and scholars took an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasingly complex relationships between governments, their citizens and communication technologies – particularly as we aim for greater liberties and democracies that deliver. We discussed how big data and networks are revolutionizing governance and democracy and outline a series of principles for the implementation of 21st century democracy.

At the 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner we presented our Democratic Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual’s firm commitment with the consolidation of democratic values, human rights, good governance, and the promotion of sustainable, socio-economic development through democratic means, to President Bill Clinton.