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Free Tour of the Wise Democracy Pattern Language Website

This free public event – which was recorded and is now available on YouTube – is for anyone interested in learning more about the Wise Democracy Project.  It provides an excellent opportunity to rapidly gain familiarity with the ideas behind the wise democracy worldview and the extensive resources offered on the project’s vast website.  During this 54 minute video Tom Atlee – founder of the Wise Democracy Project and primary creator of the wise democracy pattern language – guides you through the entire WD-PL website, providing clarifying commentary along the way.

Oct 5-7
Taipeh Taiwan

gOv Summit 2018 – Anyone wanting to take part of the most advanced civic tech conference – this is it!

The g0v summit is a biennial event which focuses on open government, open source collaboration and civic participation. It was established in 2014 by the g0v community. The past two summits have gathered speakers from 19 countries and more than 2,000 local and international participants. The summit is run by volunteers, and it itself is a huge collaborative project of the community. We aim to build an open environment for everyone. Volunteers will help write online shared notes, make livestreaming videos, and do realtime translation, all of these are released under open licenses. Besides formal sessions, we emphasize on “unconference”, which enables participants to host sessions and organize their own summit. As part of the tradition in open source events, the summit always ends with lightening talks when everyone can share their projects on the stage.

We are writing about and will be sharing soon what new grounds Taiwan – vTaiwan and Holopolis – is breaking in the field of participatory democracy. Very exciting not only for Taiwan but relevant for many issues nationally and globally!


October 24th, 2017

A Deep Dive Webinar into Wise Democracy’s Prime Directive

October 24, 2017 • 10am-noon Pacific Time

In this free 2-hour webinar we will join WD-PL founder Tom Atlee for a deep dive into the underlying aim of the Wise Democracy Project and its pattern language:

to evoke and engage 
the wisdom and resourcefulness of the whole
on behalf of the whole. 

What does that mean?
What does “the whole” refer to?
How is every wise democracy pattern
a window on that fundamental dynamic
and a tool for its realization?

We will explore these questions and any other thoughts and inquiries about this idea that you and other participants bring to the conversation.

If you wish to really comprehend the Wise Democracy Pattern Language, this is the most important thing to understand.

Furthermore, being able to think with this principle and apply it is vital for any community of practice member who wishes to help develop the pattern language so that it can transcend the personal limitations of its originator (Tom Atlee) while increasingly manifesting and serving the purpose for which it was created.

To participate in this adventure, sign up on EventBrite here:

Instructions for attending will be emailed to you both the day before and an hour before start time. If you haven’t participated in a Zoom call previously, you may wish to download the free software beforehand.

After the call is formally concluded, Tom Atlee will remain online for a while to explore anything else participants would like to talk about.

You can always contact us through or the comment section at the bottom of every page of the Wise Democracy Project website.

October 20, 2017

Tom Atlee will present the Wise Democracy Pattern Language by teleconference to a conference about pattern languages for social change


Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Social Change
Danube University, Krems, Austria

One Comment

  1. Adrian Wagner May 4, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Wonderful side! We are working on a pattern language for global governance and would love to join the newsletter and zoom call!



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