Catching up on tons of good stuff in my feed reader, I just came across a publication by the Knight Foundation that was released earlier this month: Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks In the full report, I found an interesting tidbit about the recent Give A Minute Chicago project (emphasis mine): "An [...]
Another project worth mentioning that's very much related to the ROI discussions that are happening elsewhere is the Making the Case campaign by the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2). It must have launched shortly after I last wrote about their efforts back in November of last year. From the site: Dialogue and deliberation (D&D) [...]
Looks like I never quite finished setting up the #edem IRC channel on Freenode last year, but with so many conferences and events coming up I thought I'd give it another try. From the FAQ: What is freenode about? Why is it here? freenode is a special-purpose, not a general-purpose, discussion network, currently implemented on [...]
Next week, e-participation folks will gather in Krems, Austria for this year's Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM11). The conference is hosted by Danube University Krems's Center for E-Government and "brings together e-democracy, e-participation, e-voting and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and businesses". A number of sessions look quite interesting, for example: [...]
It's great to see the IAP2 Affiliates form in the US and Canada. IAP2 USA, where I serve on the Board, is making great progress, and Canada is only a few weeks behind us it seems. Anyway, I would love to go up to Vancouver for this one: IAP2 BC Chapter Spring Symposium May 19, [...]
Last week, Dave Briggs, a long-time commentator at the intersection of government and technology and recently the founder of UK-based Kind of Digital, kicked off what has turned out to be a very productive discussion: The need for micro-participation (that's the original blog post, though the majority of comments seem to have come in via Govloop). From [...]
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