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World e-Democracy Forum Program Now Online

The World e-Democracy Forum, coming up October 3rd and 4th 2007 in France has just published its program online. During the conference, 69 speakers representing 21 countries will discuss about questions raised by the Internet explosion in our everyday lives, particularly by Web 2.0 phenomenon applied to democratic life and public services. Among the questions raised, the increased personalization of public services with examples of Norway and Canada, collaborative networks for innovation towards examples of French competitiveness clusters and European living labs, need to instill […] (continue)

Seeking Volunteers for E-Governance Survey

The E-Governance Institute at Rutgers University-Newark is conducting its Third Global E-Governance Survey 2007 in collaboration with the SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. The Survey evaluates websites of municipalities worldwide and compares their rankings on a global e-governance scale. They are seeking to recruit volunteers who read the following languages and who would be willing to evaluate one or more city websites worldwide: Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Croatian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Latvian, Moldovan, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish. Surveyors will […] (continue)

National Presidential Caucus Coalition Grows

The National Presidential Caucus today announced today that it has garnered the endorsements of former U.S. Senators William Rudman (R-NH) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ), co-chairs of Americans for Campaign Finance Reform; GOP donor and esteemed venture capitalist Tim Draper of the firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com; David All, Principal of the David All Group and founder of TechRepublican.com; among others. The National Presidential Caucus also announces there is an open invitation to all organizations and individuals to participate in National Caucus Day […] (continue)

Deliberations for a Healthy Kentucky

The first phase of the state-wide deliberation process on what it takes to have a health system that works for all Kentuckians is now winding down. Beginning in the fall of 2006, community forums (in almost 60 communities now) have been held all around Kentucky as part of the Commonwealth Common Health Kentucky Conversations for Health Action project – local folks identifying, discussing and recording the key values that should define a health system that really works. Visit the project website at: www.commonwealthcommonhealth.org. Whether you’ve […] (continue)

IAP2 Skills Symposium Set for November

Sheri Wantland of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) just wrote to us to let us know about IAP2’s Skill Symposium, which they are offering this year instead of a conference. This great opportunity for training and networking will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona this November 12 – 16. This training offers workshops for all experience levels taught by distinguished trainers including Larry Susskind, Peter Sandman, Michael Quinn Patton and Bill Lennertz. Training topics include: Facilitation skills, Public participation process design, Evaluation, Decision-maker engagement, […] (continue)

King County, WA to Vote on Pioneering Citizen Councilor Network

King County, Washington will be voting on a groundbreaking initiative in November 2007. Initiative 24 creates a Citizen Councilor Network open to every citizen in the county. It establishes a feedback communication system owned by the people where small groups in homes or workplaces can share opinions on public issues with results posted on a Forum Foundation website for reflection by officials, government staff, news media, and citizens. The program is self-funded (no taxes) and administered by the County Auditor. If passed, King County will […] (continue)

One Facilitator's Take on CaliforniaSpeaks

Elliot Shuford of Healthy Democracy Oregon sent us this great announcement/review of CaliforniaSpeaks today. Last Saturday, AmericaSpeaks ran a huge forum engaging thousands of Californians on the health reform debate. Video links connected participants in a dozen counties. Here’s Elliot’s blog submission… “On Saturday, I attended an interesting exercise in deliberative democracy. CaliforniaSpeaks drew nearly 3,500 people throughout the state to talk about health care. Eight sites were linked via satellite including Sacramento, San Diego, Eureka , Fresno, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Oakland-San Francisco […] (continue)

Charrette Practitioners Invited to Israel

Most practitioners who are experienced in the charrette process will have heard this news from the National Charrette Institute, but it’s interesting news for the field and I thought I’d share it. Today’s e-newsletter from the National Charrette Institute included an invitation for experienced charrette practitioners to participate in the Kiryat-Shmona, Israel charrette this December (the 2nd through 6th). This is the first full 5-day charrette in Israel, and experienced practitioners are needed to give the Israeli participants, both professionals and the public, confidence in the charrette process. […] (continue)

C2D2 Early Bird Registration Ends August 10

Inspired by the work of NCDD, the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) is holding its second conference in Vancouver, BC from November 12 – 14 2007. The theme of the conference is “managing complexity,” and panel sessions, posters and training sessions will focus on the constructive role that dialogue and deliberation can play in meeting today’s challenges. Take advantage of the Early Bird Special, now extended until August 10 and save $100 on the conference registration fee. The call for program contributions has […] (continue)

Caroline Lee Article on Dialogue Published in Top Sociology Journal

NCDD member Caroline Lee just sent us word of a recently-published article in the American Journal of Sociology – one of the discipline’s top journals! The article, based on her dissertation research, is called “Is There a Place for Private Conversation in Public Dialogue? Comparing Stakeholder Assessments of Informal Communication in Collaborative Regional Planning.” The article compares how ideals like inclusion, transparency, and social capital are interpreted very differently in two different collaborative partnerships– and explores the long-term challenges this might create for those attempting […] (continue)