Monthly Archives: January 2013

30 01, 2013

2013 Event and Conference Radar

By | January 30th, 2013|Events|19 Comments

Update: This post is being continuously updated. Check the comments section for the change log. Building on last year's list, here's our compilation of 2013 conferences and events covering the areas of public participation, dialogue and deliberation, open government and the like, specifically as they relate to technology. If you have any additions, please leave [...]

28 01, 2013

CityCamp Palo Alto: June 1-2, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA

By | January 28th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

This just in via email: From: City of Palo Alto Subject: Message to attendees of CivicMeet Palo Alto To all attendees of CivicMeet Palo Alto: Thanks to all of you who attended and participated in CivicMeet Palo Alto on December 13, 2012 at the Institute of the Future. The overwhelming feedback we received indicated that [...]

28 01, 2013

NCDD Catalyst Awards: Six Finalists Announced

By | January 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Today, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) announced the six finalists Civic Infrastructure: A Collaborative Plan for a National Dialogue Network Infrastructure A Macroscope for Online Dialogue and Deliberation e-Liberate, Roberts Rules of Order in the 21st Century Online Dialogue and Deliberation Infrastructure (ODDI) Bridge-Building: Crowd Sourcing Transpartisan Dialogue Real Dialogues: D&D Reality [...]

25 01, 2013

Intellitics 2012 Blog Highlights

By | January 25th, 2013|About|0 Comments

Once again, here's the list of last year's top ten most popular posts, in chronological order: January 3: Another Budget Puzzle from New York Times January 4: Response to White House Request for Input: What Are the Most Effective Web Tools for Public Participation? January 6: Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other [...]

24 01, 2013

Group Works Bay Area Workshop: February 23, 2013 in Berkeley, CA

By | January 24th, 2013|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

Group Works, the pattern language for "bringing life to meetings and other gatherings", launched a little over a year ago. I wasn't able to attend their "method mapping" workshop at the NCDD 2012 conference, but have heard good things about it. I look very much forward to this upcoming event in Berkeley, CA: "[a]n open workshop on the [...]

24 01, 2013

National Day of Civic Hacking: June 1-2, 2013

By | January 24th, 2013|Events, Open Government|0 Comments

From the White House blog yesterday (emphasis mine): Roll Up Your Sleeves, Get Involved, and Get Civic-Hacking This summer, on June 1-2, 2013, citizens in cities across the Nation will join together to improve their communities and governments as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, [...]

23 01, 2013

Learning to Count: Interactive Documentary on Youth Participatory Budgeting

By | January 23rd, 2013|Participatory Budgeting, Radar|1 Comment

Interesting video project currently looking for funding: "Learning to count" (Apprendre à compter) is a proposed interactive video documentary by Gil Pradeau that will be "following youngsters that decide how to spend public money for their school or their city in Europe." Watch the trailer here: More from their crowdfunding site: This transmedia project will focus on [...]

22 01, 2013

Connected Citizens: Game-Based Forecasting

By | January 22nd, 2013|Games and Play|0 Comments

Luke Fretwell of Govfresh points to "Connected Citizens: Re-imagine How Government Works", another forecasting game run by Palo Alto, CA-based Institute for the Future (IFTF). From their blog post: What if we could re-program government together? What bugs would you fix? What would be the killer app? How would you combine citizen and government data to improve services [...]

15 01, 2013

IAP2 USA Webinar on Public Participation Consulting: January 22, 2013

By | January 15th, 2013|Events|2 Comments

I look very much forward to this webinar hosted by IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada next week: "There's No Business Like Your Business! Developing Your Public Participation Practice" Tuesday, January 22nd 11:oo AM Pacific Many public participation practitioners work within governmental agencies and other organizations, but quite a few have their own businesses and provide [...]

12 01, 2013

Digital Democracy Gathering: January 15, 2013 in Oakland, CA

By | January 12th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Steven Clift will be visiting the Bay Area this week to host a workshop on building inclusive online community engagement in neighborhoods. The evening prior, Tuesday night, there'll be a Digital Democracy Gathering in Oakland, CA. From one of the latest announcement emails: We've decided to crash the weekly meetup at their invitation on Tuesday [...]