A few days ago, the Udall Foundation shared an interesting training opportunity coming up this December 5-6 in San Francisco, CA. From the flyer (PDF): Collaboration Technology in Environmental Conflict Resolution The Collaboration Technology in Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR) training focuses on expanding the ECR toolkit with better solutions to environmental conflict through the use of [...]
Someone mentioned the 2005 ODDC workshop "Deepening Online Deliberation" today (see related post here), which brought back memories of how this whole thing got started. Here's another milestone on the long road to launching a digital engagement business. Back in 2006, shortly after having attended my first NCDD conference, I gave a brief presentation at Web [...]
The City of Calgary, AB (Canada) is currently seeking input from citizens on how to improve their public participation efforts. From their website: We’re trying to make it easier for you to provide input into City decisions in the future. How do you think we can improve? [...] What it’s all about Continue the conversation [...]
A little belated, here's a look at our three most popular posts in September: What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? 2012 Event and Conference Radar Thanks for reading us.
CivicMeet looks like fun! From the about page: CivicMeet is a monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society. CivicMeet is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which means you can use the CivicMeet logo and avatar and start a monthly meetup where [...]
Looks like eParticipation.eu (see our coverage here) has recently relaunched. The homepage now states: The use of online environments in the communication with citizens requires specific actions. Those actions are presented in five steps. In this manual, each step is illustrated with sample cases: success stories as well as stories that are valuable lessons despite [...]
Super short notice, but if you're in the area, I'm meeting with local IAP2 folks and others working in public participation tonight and tomorrow: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5pm to later Burnside Brewing Co. Portland, OR http://www.burnsidebrewco.com Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12.30pm to 2pm Golden Valley Brewery Beaverton, OR http://www.goldenvalleybrewery.com No specific agenda, just interested [...]
Great news! Our session proposal on participatory budgeting made it through "an extremely competitive process" of community voting, SXSW Advisory Boards review and SXSW staff review and will be on the menu next year. Thank you very much to everyone who helped spread the word and gave us their vote. Much appreciated! See you in Austin.
Did you know? There is a pledge campaign out there for politicians and public officials to declare a commitment to "hear the people's common cense." Initiated by Tom Atlee and the Co-Intelligence Institute, this initiative was launched some years ago (ca. 2004). From the website: It is time to move beyond modes of "public participation" that [...]
Greetings from the 2012 National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation in Seattle, WA! As you may know, Intellitics has been researching the field of online dialogue and deliberation for several years. This year, we’re finally starting up the company in earnest. As of September 1, we are open for business! We are particularly interested in exploring new [...]