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19 09, 2016

Technology and Digital Engagement at NCDD 2016

By | September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The biennial National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation is around the corner. Today, they released the full program, and just like we did last time around, here's a look at the sessions and workshops dealing with technology and digital engagement in some way, shape or form (emphasis mine). Friday, 1–2:30pm Opening Budgets to Public Engagement – Public officials generally agree that [...]

17 08, 2015

International IDEA to Host Constitution Building Tech Fair

By | August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), an intergovernmental organization whose mission is “to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics”, will be hosting an event on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the constitution making context. From the announcement (emphasis [...]

8 06, 2015

Participation Week Launches in Scotland

By | June 8th, 2015|Europe, Events, Radar, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Directorate for Local Government and Communities in Scotland kicks off a weeklong event series today that aims to explore what a more people-centric and participatory government might look like. From Eventbrite: Participation Week is a chance for all of us involved in public services to learn together about how we involve people more in the development [...]

7 05, 2014

CAPS 2014: July 1-2, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium

By | May 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Interesting two-day conference coming up in July in Brussels, Belgium on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS). From their website: Why CAPS are so important? CAPS can be described as non-commercial, open Internet platforms, connecting citizens to each other (and to the “Internet of Things” whenever necessary) and providing them with a [...]

9 04, 2014

What Is a Civic Startup?

By | April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Over on Github, Luke Fretwell asks: How do you define 'civic startup?' That finally gave me an excuse to share my working definition: A civic startup is one whose primary aim is to address issues of public concern. It's a fairly broad view of the world, admittedly, but appropriate. Civic means a big tent. To give [...]

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 [...]

14 10, 2012

Co-Intelligence Institute “Listen to the People” Pledge Campaign

By | October 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

16 12, 2011

2012 IAP2 USA Board Involvement

By | December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last year, after having been actively involved in its creation, I decided to run for a seat on the Board of Directors of IAP2 USA. Here are the goals I had in mind then: And here are a few of the things I’d like the new Board to focus on during the first year: Establish IAP2 [...]

5 09, 2011

Germany Visit: September 7-27, 2011

By | September 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I'll be visiting the Old Continent once again, September 7-27, 2011. As usual, I'll be staying near Cologne, Germany. Let me know if you'd like to meet up. If you're aware of any cool events related to e-participation that are happening in the greater area during that time, please let me know as well. If you're curious what we've [...]

2 06, 2010

IAP2/NCDD NorCal Lunch Webinar on Stakeholder Score

By | June 2nd, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Our local IAP2/NCDD group is doing another lunch webinar this Friday, June 4 at 12 noon: About the Stakeholder Score Webinar Environmental sustainability efforts not only reduce company risks, but are emerging as a source of competitive advantage. Sustainability is increasingly central to the operations and ongoing reporting of companies, and increasingly corporate executives are [...]