Open Government through Participation: Designing Successful Online Consultations

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:00pm to 12:15pm (CST)

Public participation—the process of engaging citizens and stakeholders in collaborative problem solving and decision making—has been around for a few decades. Whether urban planning, participatory budgeting or environmental conflict resolution, the basic principles of designing and running effective consultations to gather citizen input or co-create policy solutions are, for the most part, well understood.

The use of technology to support and enhance these participatory efforts, on the other hand, is still a fairly young and emerging discipline. While there have been many advancements in this area in recent years, the lessons learned still aren’t always readily available for practitioners.

This fast-paced and interactive panel will explore what it takes to deliver successful online consultations. We’ll go over the basic processes involved, look at some of the typical challenges and how they can be addressed, and highlight innovative tools and projects from around the world.

Technology, if applied properly, can greatly increase the opportunity for citizens to participate in the decisions that shape their future. With this session, we want to give anyone involved in delivering on this promise a solid head start.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Tim Bonnemann

Founder & CEO of @intellitics. Civic entrepreneur. #edem #demopart #publicengmt #opengov bio from Twitter

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  • erwin blom
  • Hillary Hartley
  • Jenn Gustetic
  • Katie Davison
  • Loulia Miller
  • Martha McLean
  • Michael Morisy
  • Peter Bihr
  • Tim Bonnemann
  • Randy Mah
  • TH Schee
  • Tibet Sprague
  • Igor Schwarzmann

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  • Robin Stevens
  • Johannes Kleske
  • Jess Zimbabwe
  • Kevin Koehler
  • Leonard
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  • Lance Roggendorff
  • Warren S
  • sonderformat
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Eric Eggert

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Time 12:00pm12:15pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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