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Report on the Second Conference on Online Deliberation Available on the Web

The recent Second Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice / DIAC 2005 (May 20 – 22, 2005) brought together software developers, social science researchers, and practioners of online deliberation for three days of presentations and workshops at Stanford University. The purpose of the conference was to stimulate to discussion around the creation of a new society for online deliberation with an international membership, to support cross-disciplinary scholarship, principled design, and informed practice in the use of online environments for group deliberation and democratic participation. To learn more about this important conference, outcomes, and related resources, please visit the info-packed conference blog at www.online-deliberation.net.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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