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Help Redesign Democracy – Join E-Democracy.Org Design Sprint

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Over the coming months I hope to engage designers in an effort to vastly improve the look and feel of E-Democracy.Org starting with our forums.
E-Democracy.Org has a small grant that we using to support new features on GroupServer, the awesome GPL open source platform we use for our Issues Forums. Some of that budget will [...]

Washington DC presentation/discussion – pencil in 3-5 pm on January 9th

Friday, December 28th, 2007

For those in the Washington, DC area I am working up a public presentation the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9th highlighting themes from my recent “Ten Practical Online Steps for Government Support of Democracy” article as well as the “local up” approach E-Democracy.Org is developing to bring people together online to counter the engine of [...]

Let’s meet in Toronto – E-Democracy/Citizen Media Gathering Oct. 17

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Join E-Democracy.Org leader and Ashoka Fellow Steven Clift for an informal discussion of using the Internet for citizen participation, e-politics, and citizen media in Toronto, Canada.
We will meet for drinks/dinner the evening of Wednesday, October 17. The exact time and place is to be determined. Steven Clift is attending the Online News conference as one [...]

Webcast – National e-Government Portals

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

From:
tinyurl.com/2ezwck
Webcasts:
vcg01.worldbank.org/eDev/
National e-Government Portals
The Tip of the Iceberg, or Tools for Citizen-Centric Transformation of Government
Opening Remarks
Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager, CITPO, GICT, World Bank
Speakers
Mark Forman, Partner, KPMG (Former Administrator, Office of e-Government & IT, USA)
Dave Thompson, Director, Canada On-Line Services, Service Canada
Discussants
Andrew Ciafardini, Government-to-Citizen e-Government Portfolio Manager, Office of Management and Budget, USA
Moderator
Oleg Petrov, Coordinator, e-Development [...]

Brussels Visit in June? Planting local e-democracy seeds

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

It looks like I’ll be speaking in The Netherlands on Tuesday, June 12.
I may have the opportunity to connect in Brussels on Wednesday, June 13.
Now that I wear my E-Democracy.Org hat full-time, my first interest is to meet with those interested in exploring our local Issues Forum model. Here is a new six [...]


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