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Seeking Input for the Deliberative Democracy Workshop Today

NCDD’s director, Sandy Heierbacher, is in Sydney, Australia taking part in a meeting with other leaders in the deliberative democracy community and is seeking input from all of NCDD on the project proposals being introduced…

NCDD's DirectorHello from Sydney, everyone!

Our group of top practitioners, academics and network leaders in deliberative democracy is inviting YOUR input on which of  the proposals that have been emerging here should go forwarded for seed funding.

I’d love to see lots of NCDDers voting on these proposals at http://bit.ly/eMz5nC .

Don’t wait, though. We’ll be prioritizing these proposals tomorrow morning Sydney time, so  you’ll have until 6pm Eastern time (3pm Pacific) on Friday to get your votes in.  Your input will be used during the decision-making process.  We expect most of these proposals to go forward, but more popular proposals are likely to receive larger amounts of seed funding ($100,000 is available for this).

You can also comment at www.deliberative-democracy.net/workshops or by using the Twitter hashtag #delibworkshop

A bit more about the meeting, which I’ve blogged about previously…

This innovative gathering has brought top deliberative democracy practitioners and academics from around the world to Sydney, Australia, to develop projects that move the research agenda forward.  Dr. Lyn Carson of the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney is the driving force behind the meeting, which is supported by the university and by Australia’s Newdemocracy Foundation. The PrioritySpend voting process was developed by Ron Lubensky.  The meeting design is based on the Deliberative Democracy Consortium’s three “R&P” (research and practice) meetings.


Update from Matt Leighninger: Results of the #delibworkshop voting are now up at http://bit.ly/hKTKvb. Thank you to everyone who took part!

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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  1. Charles Knickerbocke says:


    I did a quick Google on PrioritySpend and DDC's three "R&P" and didn't come up with much.
    Are there links that describe these processes?



  2. Hi, Charles!

    PrioritySpend is a brand new technology that Ron Lubensky (an NCDD member) just launched at the Sydney meeting. You can find him in the members network at http://www.thataway.org/ncddnet/profile.php?user=… if you'd like to connect with him.

    I'd ask NCDD member Matt Leighninger (exec director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium) where you can find more info about the DDC's past R&P (researcher & practitioner) meetings on the DDC website or elsewhere. His info can be found on his NCDD member page at http://www.thataway.org/ncddnet/profile.php?user=

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