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Posts about public participation.

Free eDemocracy Gathering This Weekend in D.C.

This Sunday, April 19, there will be a one-day eDemocracyCamp with a particular focus on e-participation (using the internet to support public participation) at George Washington University, The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) and The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW / Washington, DC 20052 (USA). The goal of the gathering is to connect government officials, researchers, developers, practitioners, and regular citizens for a day of intense collaboration and knowledge sharing. Co-sponsored by […] (continue)

Federal Agency Managers and Staff Weigh-In on Open Govt Agenda

Here’s an important announcement Joe Goldman sent me last week.  Joe is Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks. Four leading organizations in our field very recently convened a two-day meeting with 34 Federal Managers from 23 different agencies and offices across the federal government.  The meeting, called the Champions of Participation conference, focused on what can be done to increase and improve the use of face-to-face participation and collaboration by federal agencies. Here is Joe’s introduction, followed by the official announcement.  It is hoped […] (continue)

Update on PEP Project & What You Can Do Now

As many of you know, NCDD has been hosting a collaborative online conversation aimed at developing a set of Core Principles for Public Engagement that most people and organizations in this field can get behind. We’ve been working on this as transparently as possible at www.thataway.org/2009/pep_project/ and many of you have participated. I’ve found it to be a fascinating, fun, and challenging process — but it’s not over yet. (Update:  all PEP info can now be found at www.ncdd.org/pep). We are doing this, in part, […] (continue)

Summary of Listening Session with Obama’s Open Government Initiative

I was invited by Beth Noveck, the director of Obama’s open government initiative, to attend a meeting last Wednesday (March 11) at the White House Conference Center.  The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the official convener of this “informal listening session on the implementation of the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.”  According to the email inviting me to attend, the session would focus “on the process of crafting the recommendations called for in the Memorandum.   Specifically, we invite you […] (continue)

New Zealand Gov't Seeks YOUR Feedback

Crispin Butteriss posted this to NCDD’s FaceBook group a couple of weeks ago: The New Zealand government (Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector) is looking for feedback from community engagement professionals on the its discussion paper, “It’s More than Talk.” An online forum can be found at www.bangthetable.com/BBGE. (continue)

Pre-Conference Training Proposals Due for 2009 IAP2 Conference

Proposals for pre-conference trainings are due TOMORROW (Friday, February 27th) by noon GMT for the 17th Annual IAP2 conference in San Diego, California this September 21st through 23rd. Facilitators of pre-conference trainings set their own participant fees for their trainings. The theme for this year’s International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference is Making Sustainable Decisions: The Price and Promise of Public Participation. As a Conference Partner, NCDD is playing a major role in the San Diego conference and we hope to have a large […] (continue)

GovLoop.com – a social network for gov't types

I just joined an interesting social network called GovLoop, that I heard about through NCDD member Stephan Buckley. Govloop is “the premier social network connecting the government community,” and you are encouraged to join if you are: a government employee, a public policy student or professor, a good government organization, or a government contractor with good intentions. Thought some of you deliberative democracy folks would be interested. Seems like a good way to connect with people in the public sector and stay updated on new […] (continue)

Did the stimulus house parties tend to invite only one kind of guest?

NCDD member Pete Peterson has a new article on the conservative City Journal, titled Obama’s One-Way Social Networking: “Stimulus house parties” tend to invite just one kind of guest. He posted to the NCDD Discussion list about the article, and there’s been some interesting discussion about it so far. In the article, Pete posits that the format of the recent DNC stimulus house parties “suggests that the campaign will never end—and, unfortunately, that serious public engagement with important national issues will rarely occur.” Pete makes […] (continue)

Janette’s Write-Up on Australia’s First Citizens’ Parliament

Australian dynamo and long-time NCDD member Janette Hartz-Karp, who played a huge part in making this month’s Australian Citizens Parliament happen, sent me a write-up last night for the NCDD blog. The Citizens Parliament was the first of its kind in Australia and is a model for us all. Here’s a preview (click “more” for the full story if it doesn’t appear below)… For me, as the key designer of the 4 day deliberation and its co-lead facilitator, it felt like a being on stage […] (continue)

Cool Video from Born Again America

A big thank-you to Stephanie Nestlerode for sending this to NCDD’s Central Texas listserv. I enjoyed and was moved by the video, and love the message: “the people’s will must have the upper hand” in our democracy. View the video at www.bornagainamerican.org, then sign the pledge to become a more active citizen. Declare yourself is encouraging people to vote, volunteer, and let their elected officials know what you think. (continue)

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