Monthly Archives: May 2012

28 05, 2012

Digital Engagement Sessions at 2012 North American IAP2 Conference

By | May 28th, 2012|E-participation, Events|1 Comment

The 2012 North American IAP2 Conference has just released the conference program (PDF). Looks like 5 out of the 11 session proposals focused on online engagement made it through the public voting phase: Joseph Peters: “Innovative Engagement Circa 2012” (Participate #17) Daniella Fergusson: “Digital Engagement Framework” (Participate #2) Marko Pajalic: “Online Engagement: Strategies and Tools [...]

25 05, 2012


By | May 25th, 2012|E-participation, Europe|0 Comments

The German Pirate Party (Wikipedia) has been making headlines in recent months as they're on a roll entering (no pun intended) one German state parliament after the other. Since September 2011, they've managed to clear the "five-percent hurdle" (an election threshold that requires a party to receive at least five percent of the votes in order [...]

25 05, 2012

UK Government Code of Practice On Consultation

By | May 25th, 2012|Checklist, Europe, Public Participation|0 Comments

Via this post by Anthony Zacharzewski over at The Democratic Society blog , I found the UK Government Code of Practice on Consultation (PDF), which I admit I wasn't aware of. The documents lists the following seven consultation criteria (page 4): Criterion 1 When to consult Formal consultation should take place at a stage when there is [...]

23 05, 2012

2012 IAP2 Conference: Let’s Talk Public Participation ROI!

By | May 23rd, 2012|Events, Research, ROI|8 Comments

I got confirmation from the IAP2 North America 2012 Conference program sub-committee yesterday that "[a]fter the voting by members, presenters and the public" my ROI proposal has been accepted and that I will in fact be presenting in Halifax on this super exciting topic. Woo hoo! This 60-minute session has room for up to two co-presenters. [...]

22 05, 2012

Apple Asking Local Residents For Input On “Campus 2” Development Project

By | May 22nd, 2012|Radar|1 Comment

Cupertino, CA-based Apple is asking the public for feedback on its planned Campus 2 development project. 9to5 Mac has the story: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sends brochure to Cupertino neighbors inviting feedback on new ‘Campus 2′ Apple is currently involved in an outreach program to new neighbors in its planned “Campus 2″ area. A brochure was mailed [...]

20 05, 2012

Conferences to Follow Week of May 20, 2012

By | May 20th, 2012|Events|0 Comments

A quick look at our event radar shows four interesting conferences to follow this week: First up, the 2012 ACR EPP Section Conference in Tucson, AZ on Monday, May 21. Check out their handy tech info sheet (PDF) to find out how to best follow remotely. The Twitter hashtag is #EPP2012. Monday through Wednesday, we have the "Bundeskongress [...]

16 05, 2012

PB Project Map: Organizing for Participatory Budgeting in North America

By | May 16th, 2012|Participatory Budgeting|3 Comments

Community Voices Heard (CVH), one of the organizations behind the recent participatory budgeting process in New York City, hosted a briefing last month to share a few project updates and additional background materials. On page 12 of his presentation, Josh Lerner (PB Project) shared this interesting map of emerging efforts from across North America to [...]

15 05, 2012

New From New America Foundation: California Civic Information Project

By | May 15th, 2012|Open Government, Radar|0 Comments

I must have missed this when it was announced earlier last month, but New America Foundation just launched the California Civic Innovation Project (CCIP), a new two-year initiative focused on community engagement in California. From the website: The California Civic Innovation Project promotes innovations in technology, policy and practice that deepen engagement between government and communities [...]

2 05, 2012

Top Posts April 2012

By | May 2nd, 2012|About|0 Comments

Below are our three most popular posts in April: What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? New Research Paper Presents 30 General Design Considerations for Online Deliberation Systems May is next!

1 05, 2012

ExpertNet Spring 2012 Update

By | May 1st, 2012|Open Government|0 Comments

Over on the NCDD blog, Lucas Cioffi shares a few Updates on Open Gov Activities. Apparently, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted a meeting last week that covered ExpertNet, among other things: 2) Launch ExpertNet ExpertNet will be a platform for government agencies to harness the expertise that is distributed across [...]