Monthly Archives: October 2010

23 10, 2010

Online Public Engagement at NCDD 2010 NorCal

By | October 23rd, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Together with Brian Sullivan, founder and CEO of CivicEvolution, I am preparing an afternoon session for the upcoming NCDD 2010 NorCal conference: Online Public Engagement Learn when and how to incorporate online tools into your public engagement game plan as we review a few case studies. Understand the promises and limitations of different tools for online [...]

14 10, 2010

Why You Should Attend the Upcoming NCDD Events

By | October 14th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Tom Atlee, founder of the non-profit Co-Intelligence Institute, just sent this invitation to his network about the upcoming NCDD events. With his permission, I'm re-posting it here. Dear friends, I view the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) as one of the most important groups supporting the emergence of democratic participatory wisdom to help societies [...]

12 10, 2010

Future Democracy ’10: Crowdsourcing in Policy Making

By | October 12th, 2010|Crowdsourcing, Events|1 Comment

This year's Future Democracy '10 will address the issue of crowdsourcing in policy making, among other things. From the latest bulletin: The question of whether ‘crowdsourcing’ techniques – inviting open online comment from the public – are a meaningful way to develop government policy is one of the main topics of debate at this year’s [...]

8 10, 2010

Webinar: Civic Engagement – A Tool for Optimizing Community Water Resources

By | October 8th, 2010|Events|5 Comments

I've been invited to be part of a webinar hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum on civic engagement in the area of water resource planning: Civic Engagement – A Tool for Optimizing Community Water Resources Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11.15am Pacific / 2.15pm Eastern Time RSVP: From the announcement: Civic Engagement for Rivers: [...]

6 10, 2010

New ILG Newletter: Perspectives on Public Engagement and Local Government

By | October 6th, 2010|Radar, Resources|0 Comments

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) today launched a new email newsletter that looks quite promising: Welcome to the inaugural issue of Perspectives on Public Engagement and Local Government, an electronic newsletter from the Institute for Local Government (ILG). We hope this occasional e-newsletter will be of interest to local officials as well as other [...]

5 10, 2010

Can Social Media Be Utilized to Involve the Public in Making Better Decisions?

By | October 5th, 2010|Events, Research|2 Comments

Good question! And something I will discuss in Peoria, AZ next month. Here's an observation that was shared in the panelist briefing: It seems there is a debate regarding how social media can be utilized to involve the public in making better decisions. Everyone tends to agree the tools are great for sharing information and keeping [...]

4 10, 2010

NCDD 2010 Austin: November 5, 2010 in Austin, TX

By | October 4th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

As part of its Fall 2010 conference series, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) is organizing local events in Denver, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Austin and Portland (read about the long list of sponsors here). In addition to the Bay Area event, I just signed up for Austin (November 5, 2010 at St. [...]

4 10, 2010

Public Engagement in the 21st Century: October 7, 2010 in Oakland, CA

By | October 4th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

The California Northern Section Young Planners Group (YPG) of the American Planning Association (APA) are hosting an event this Thursday to shed some light on technology-supported, social media-powered public engagement: Public Engagement in the 21st Century Join members of the Young Planners Group on Thursday, October 7th for an evening of education and networking! We will [...]

1 10, 2010

2010 Conference on Authentic Public Participation: November 4 in Peoria, AZ

By | October 1st, 2010|Events, Public Participation|2 Comments

I've been invited to be a panelist at the PACE conference in Peoria, AZ next month: A Conference on "Authentic Public Participation" There are over 4.5 million voices in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. They’re getting louder...Are you listening??? What is Civic Engagement?  What is authentic public participation?  How can you get involved in your community [...]

1 10, 2010

Top Posts September 2010

By | October 1st, 2010|About|0 Comments

According to our stats, these were our three most popular posts last month: Public Participation: Ten Simple Ideas for Better Online/Offline Integration Public Participation: Four Common Misconceptions Seattle City Council Budget Consultation Let's see what's in store for October.