The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies (CILPS), along with the Department of Journalism and Communication, the Department of City and Regional Planning, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, invite you to join us November 17-18 for a hands-on workshop to introduce government personnel and other interested citizens to the emerging world of web applications to foster citizen input into public policy making.
In addition to hearing distinguished keynote speakers and panelists, participants will engage in a mock on-line public policy deliberation. This mock deliberation will take place both asynchronously and in real-time, using text and audio. The audience will also briefed on a variety of software tools for online consultation, including Delibera, a software tool intended for open source release that is designed to assist decision making through online citizen group conversation.
Audience members also will be organized into brainstorming sessions to identify what they regard as the greatest opportunities for, and obstacles to, the deployment of such technologies with regard to their own organizational missions, and will meet in small groups to describe key issues facing government bodies that seek to implement online citizen engagement initiatives.
Supported through a grant from the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs
Confirmed speakers include:
Director, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics Multi-Media Lab
Carnegie Mellon University
Managing Director, Dialogue Networks
Angus Reid Associates
Lars Hasselblad Torres
Web Designer and Researcher
Directions and Parking
Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies
Moritz College of Law
Phone: (614) 688-4192