IAP2 2013: Technology at the Conference
Technology can play a significant role in supporting public participation processes, and with this year’s conference we have put a lot of effort into creating extra space for what we hope will be extremely interesting conversations.
1. Technology Fair
One of the new things we’re adding to the conference program this year is the Technology Fair. From the conference website:
The Technology Fair will provide an exciting opportunity to visit with vendors who provide products and services to help P2 practitioners do their work. The Technology Fair will feature a selection of 8 to 12 technology vendors that will provide case studies, application experiences, and other hands-on experiences to learn more about their products and services.
The two-hour Tech Fair will allow three short demonstration sessions of 30 minutes in length and the entire session will be repeated twice (once each afternoon). Plan to attend once, twice, or not at all, depending on your interests. Participating vendors will provide an active demonstration of what they have to offer.
Participating vendors to date include the following:
- PM Link 360
- Telephone Town Hall
- Urban Interactive Studios
If you’re a vendor and interested in presenting, please contact us, there are still a couple of slots or so left.
2. IAP2 Talks
This new format will put a lot of focus on technology-related topics.
- How to Stop Bickering and Start Deliberating Online (Travis Kriplean, University of Washington)
- Authenticating Online Consultation: the Geosocial Paradigm Shift (Colleen Hardwick, PlaceSpeak, Inc.)
- The Open House is Dead (Jessica Pickul, JLA Public Involvement)
- Collective Action with Data: How to Use Technology for Community Change! (Prashant Singh, LocalData)
3. Concurrent sessions
A number of sessions will be touching upon technology as well, for example:
- Adding Social Media to Your P2 Toolbox (Lloyd Brown, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials & Shane Peck, Parsons Brinkerhoff)
- Making Public Hearings More Social With Twitter (Chad Saley, Utah Transit Authority)
- Navigating the P2 Technology Space (Tim Bonnemann, Intellitics; Jason Gershowitz, Kearns and West; Chris Haller, Urban Interactive Studios & Della Rucker, Wise Economy Workshop)
- Reboot Your Outreach: Tools for the Next Generation of Engagement (Sam Beresky, Eryn Kehe, and Jessica Pickul, JLA Public Involvement)
- Best Practices for P2 Online: Key Lessons from Four Corners of North America (Dave Biggs, MetroQuest; Melissa Holquin, Arellano Associates; Liz Nield, Lura Consulting & Joan Chaplick, MIG
Check out the full program for details.