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20 07, 2011

NCDD Summer Fund Drive

By |2018-11-21T15:41:58+00:00July 20th, 2011|Community|1 Comment

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is hosting their first-ever summer fund drive. From the announcement: Since 2002, the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation has served as a hub, a resource clearinghouse, and a facilitative leader for our dialogue and deliberation community. Together we have been the catalyst for extraordinary connection and [...]

28 04, 2011

Finally! An IRC Channel for the #edem Community

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00April 28th, 2011|Community, E-participation|11 Comments

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 [...]

17 09, 2010


By |2018-11-21T15:42:02+00:00September 17th, 2010|Community, Radar, Resources|5 Comments

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), in an effort to better cater to local member needs around the world, is currently making some changes to their governance model.  Part of this process will see the emergence of a new national organization in the US (until now, there were only a dozen or so local [...]

24 08, 2010

Public Participation: Ten Simple Ideas for Better Online/Offline Integration

By |2018-11-21T15:42:02+00:00August 24th, 2010|Collaboration, Community, Public Participation, Research|11 Comments

In preparation for the upcoming series of NCDD 2010 Regional Events (including the one right here in the Bay Area, October 29), Sandy Heierbacher (Director, NCDD) has asked for input on a question I know has been on the minds of many in the NCDD community for the past few years: "How can we best meld/combine [...]

8 06, 2010

Public Participation as Community Problem Solving

By |2018-11-21T15:42:03+00:00June 8th, 2010|Community|1 Comment

I'll be attending the Online Community Unconference 2010 in Mountain View, CA tomorrow. Been meaning to go for a while now and the date finally worked out this year. I believe there is a lot of potential in figuring out ways we can make online participation more community-oriented. There will be a ton of pretty bright folks [...]

21 05, 2010

Freenode Channel Guidelines: Blueprint for E-Participation Ground Rules

By |2018-11-21T15:42:03+00:00May 21st, 2010|Community, E-participation, Research|2 Comments

I was just playing around with Freenode IRC (trying to set up a permanent #edem channel), when I came across their channel guidelines. We're still drafting our community ground rules for Zilino, and I found these very applicable: Channel Guidelines IRC is a low-bandwidth method of communication, in comparison with physical presence. Many of the [...]

24 03, 2010

Let’s Tape Open Gov West!

By |2018-11-21T15:42:04+00:00March 24th, 2010|Community, Events|2 Comments

As we're gearing up for our trip to Seattle, WA to attend Open Gov West this Friday and Saturday, I saw Travis Kriplean on Twitter ask whether sessions will be recorded. Here's my plea: I encourage every attendee to bring their audio, photo and video gear and help record as many sessions as possible. I [...]

18 01, 2010

NCDD on Twitter

By |2018-11-21T15:42:07+00:00January 18th, 2010|Community, Resources|3 Comments

Update (02/03/2010): There is now an official NCDD list at http://twitter.com/ncdd/ncddlist (already much more comprehensive than ours, so we recommend you follow it instead!) * * * And while we're at it, why not create a list of Twitterers who are members of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)? Here it is: @intellitics/ncdd [...]

18 01, 2010

IAP2 on Twitter

By |2018-11-21T15:42:07+00:00January 18th, 2010|Community, Resources|3 Comments

Playing with Twitter's (relatively) new list feature this morning, I'm putting together a list of Twitterers who are members of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). IAP2 is currently undergoing a member consultation about the future governance structure of the organization, and I find that following the discussion via people's blogs and Twitter is always [...]

28 11, 2009

IAP2 Kicks Off Global Member Engagement Process

By |2018-11-21T15:42:07+00:00November 28th, 2009|Community, E-participation|2 Comments

This one should be worth keeping an eye on: Starting today, the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) will be engaging its entire global membership base of more than 1,000 public participation experts in a three-months long consultation about the future of the organization. From the president's announcement email earlier today: Dear Members, I am [...]