Organised by Volkswagen Stiftung, the Herrenhausen Conference on June 12-14, 2018 in Berlin focuses on transparency within society between democratization and surveillance, security and freedom, public interest and private sphere.
The Herrenhausen Conference will debate discourses and practices as well as borders and ambiguities of transparency in the context of broader social and cultural change, in particular with regard to publicity, open government, institutional environments, the individual and the digital age.
The conference aims to promote a deeper understanding about transparency and identify approaches to handle the different and diverging demands and expectations on transparency within society. A main goal will be to contribute to the question how a socially accepted balance between security and freedom, between public interest and private sphere can be achieved. The conference will provide a forum for debate between researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences as well as experts from NGOs, civil society and the media.