August 17, 2018 In Engaging News
Engaging News: Jamie Skella, Converlens, research by James Fishkin & RSA
- From the formation of exciting AI features, to their citizen engagement platform, Tom Workman discusses the development of the Converlens with Amelia Loye. Converlens is a featured sponsor at EngageTech Wellington.
- Simon Wright, facilitator for EngageTech Wellington, & partner at Partner at Public Engagement Projects, spoke with Radio New Zealand last year about PEP’s new method HiveMind, deepening citizen engagement on specific issues.
- Jaime Skella from Horizon State spoke at our Vivid Sydney event, exploring how blockchain can help governments. Find out more about the potential of blockchain for democratic processes in this video filmed during Vivid Ideas.
- Curious about community engagement for Smart Cities? Amelia Loye is heading an Australian Smart Communities webinar, sharing three methods to help governments engage community in ways create genuine networks of action in communities.
- The Mandarin wrote about the four Australians who made it into Apolitical’s top 100 digital influencers.
- RSA shared research about young people’s participation and volunteering in their communities, comparing with adult attitudes.
- OPGNZ met with officials on 8 August and have provided feedback on a first draft of the Third National Plan. There will be an opportunity to comment on the draft Third National Action Plan, likely to be in late September or early October.
- Australia has a new National Data Commissioner, Deborah Anton.
- Plans are in the works for a refresh of the Digital Economy Strategy.
- James Fishkin published an article about people’s capability to make complicated policy choices when given the chance.
- Boosting civics education can address voter disengagement.
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