Four Free e-Democracy Learning Events this Month
There’s a bunch of great e-democracy events happening this June, all of which are accessible remotely. Check out these talks, which feature folks like the White House’s Macon Phillips, Pew’s Lee Rainie, Deliberative Democracy Consortium’s Matt Leighninger and me!
Brookings Institution, June 28 10am EST
The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings is hosting an event focused on using social networking and digital tools to reinvigorate democracy and extend electronic engagement from campaigns and grassroots-activism to governance. Participants will discuss strategies for voter empowerment, citizen engagement, and governance transformation. Panelists include the White House’s Macon Phillips, Pew’s Lee Rainie, Engage’s Mindy Finn, and Georgetown University’s Diana Owen.
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, June 29 2pm EST
NCDD is hosting me for an hour long call where I’ll be sharing some of my learnings and observations from an Facebook app-based public engagement project in May and June. The Greenest City Conversations research project was led by me in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Plan team.
To Join: At 2:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, June 29th, dial 1-213-289-0500 (long distance to Los Angeles), and use the access code 444839# when prompted. More info.
PACE, June 27 2pm EST
Join Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium in exploring the questions of how online tool can help you engage citizens in public decision-making and problem-solving. Matt will introduce a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by – the Public. the report delves into key questions, describes a range of scenarios and tactics, and gives real-world examples of online engagement. It highlights over 40 different technologies in use today to support various kinds of public participation.
Monday, June 27, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
To Join: Register
and, this one just passed, but you might want to follow up with the recording that they are making available.
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, June 21
This talk by Todd Davies will describe Deme (which rhymes with team), a content management framework for the social Web which is currently being adapting for use in a large research project to test methods of involving the public in health care research decisions. Deme is designed as a platform for deliberation, which will be distinguished from other forms of communicative interaction: cooperation, debate, and negotiation. The talk will also discuss how the characteristics of these different communication modes can lead to design decisions, as well as some of the research questions being pursued in this project.
To Join: Hear the archive