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Closing remarks August 8, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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Closing remarks from:

Richard Kerby, United Nations Department for Economic and Social
Affairs Senior Inter-Regional Advisor on e-Government

Cllr. Matthew Ellis, Deputy leader of Lichfield Borough Council and member of Staffordshire County Council; Chair, ICELE

Dylan Jeffrey, Department for Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom and Symposium Director

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7 minutes, 57 seconds

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Deliberative Democracy Consortium August 8, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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The panelists on e-Participation and e-Deliberation Best Practice included:

G. Scott Aikens, Robert B. Aikens and Associates

Richard Kerby, United Nations Department for Economic and Social
Affairs Senior Inter-Regional Advisor on e-Government

Steven Clift, Board Chair, E-Democracy.Org

Andrea Kavanaugh, Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director
Center for Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Virginia Tech

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12 minutes, 30 seconds (I was able to only capture the audio from Steve and Andrea.)

Bringing e-Government to Your Community August 8, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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Jonathan Bruel, Senior Fellow of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, and former senior advisor to the deputy of the Office of Management and Budget, presented on how to create a strategy to implement an e-Government agenda

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21 minutes, 8 seconds

Election Modernization: Looking Ahead to 2008 August 8, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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With online elections getting quite a bit of buzz – and internet campaigning continually evolving, this session looked at what will be modernized and what still needs improvement in the world of e-Voting.

Alan Winchcombe, Head of Electoral Services at Swindon Borough Council
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8 minutes, 22 seconds

Linda Lamone, Maryland State Board of Elections
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7 minutes, 36 seconds

Lori Steele, CEO of Everyone Counts
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7 minutes, 28 seconds

Roger Alan Stone, CEO of Advocacy Inc.
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9 minutes, 5 seconds

Innovative Ideas to Stir Citizens August 8, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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This session explored ideas for engaging the large number of individuals who do not fully participate in the democratic process.

Steven Clift, Board Chair, E-Democracy.Org
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2 minutes, 0 seconds (introductory comments)


4 minutes, 58 seconds (pre-discussion comments)

Carol Darr, Director, Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, George Washington University
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11 minutes, 49 seconds

Pallas Snider, Anne Arundel County Student Forum, AACStudents.org
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3 minutes, 42 seconds

Tom Dawkins, National Coordinator of Vibewire Youth Services
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5 minutes, 48 seconds

Audience discussion

21 minutes, 33 seconds

Aspiring to the Global Possibilities August 6, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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Jonathan Ortmans, President of Public Forum Institute, led participants through a process of identifying what is possible for the e-Democracy field for the future, specifically: “What could we do together? What should we be aspiring to achieve?”
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3 minutes, 27 seconds

Participants at each table (see photos below, click to enlarge) discussed for 3 minutes what they felt was the most important issue for the future of e-democracy and then reported that to the entire group. Listen to the audio of the reports:

6 minutes, 2 seconds

The entire group then voted on these 9 items, using the Public Forum Institute’s eForum audience response system with the wireless, handheld units that I described in an earlier blog post.

The top vote getter was #6: Greater initiative, energy and engagement by citizens.

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e-Government Strategy: The UK Approach August 6, 2006

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Presenters on how the United Kingdom is taking forward the e-Government and the e-Participation strategy included:

Julian Bowrey, Department for Communities and Local Government and Head of Division for Sustainable Communities, UK
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12 minutes, 6 seconds

Julia Glidden, Managing Director of 21c Consultancy Ltd., UK
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9 minutes, 21 seconds

Julian moderated the Q and A portion


9 minutes, 14 seconds

e-Participation Success Stories August 6, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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This presentation shared best practices and innovative e-Government strategies that have been put into practice around the world.

Daniel van Lehrberg, President of Politech Institute, Brussels
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12 minutes, 48 seconds

Yigal Arens, Director, USC/Columbia Digital Government Research Center, USA
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7 minutes, 57 seconds

Robert Deller, Research Associate, Politech Institute
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8 minutes, 41 seconds

Research Findings, Discussion August 6, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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In Baltimore, Lawrence Pratchett (left) and Don Norris repeated their Budapest presentations on their comparative studies into local e-democracy at the municipal level in Europe and North America.

See these blog posts for their audio: Pratchett’s remarks; Norris’ remarks.

After their presentations, Dylan moderated the Q and A:

8 minutes, 29 seconds

Opening of the Baltimore Conference August 6, 2006

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Opening of the Conference

Dylan Jeffrey, Department for Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom and Symposium Director; Chair: Andrew Pinder, CBE, President of International Centre of Excellence in Local e-Democracy

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7 minutes, 38 seconds (both combined)

Opening Keynote Addresses and Welcome

Mary D. Kane, Secretary of State for Maryland, USA
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3 minutes, 57 seconds

Jonathan Ortmans, President of Public Forum Institute, USA
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11 minutes, 37 seconds

Richard Kerby, United Nations Department for Economic and Social
Affairs Senior Inter-Regional Advisor on e-Government
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8 minutes, 15 seconds

Arthur Johnson, Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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5 minutes, 7 seconds

Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director of the National Association of Secretaries of State
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7 minutes, 8 seconds

Feedback from Budapest August 6, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Baltimore symposium.
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At 9:30 on Thursday, reflections on last week’s Budapest Symposium were provided by:

Cllr. Mary Reid, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, UK
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10 minutes, 18 seconds

Cllr. Matthew Ellis, Deputy leader of Lichfield Borough Council and member of Staffordshire County Council, UK
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11 minutes, 24 seconds



Aug. 6th update
: I’ve added this audio clip of Mary’s closing comments.

1 minute, 56 seconds

Baltimore harbor audioblog August 5, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Itinerary.
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My parting audio earlier this afternoon, from the harbor in downtown Baltimore.

Day 2 Audio: Engaging Young People July 31, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Budapest symposium.
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Thursday’s Day 2 session titled “Engaging Young People” included these panelists (click photos to enlarge):

Darryl Sheppard, International Officer, Kate Parish, Founder, UK Youth Parliament
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17 minutes, 10 seconds

Shane McCracken, Gallomanor, and I’m a Councillor get me out of here!
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18 minutes, 3 seconds

Laura McVeigh, Senior Fellow, Young UK and Ireland Programme
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9 minutes, 31 seconds

Tom Gaskin, Youth Worker for Norfolk Blurb Website Project
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7 minutes, 31 seconds

Day 2 audio: Social Inclusion in the 21st Century July 31, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Budapest symposium.
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Panelists for the Day 2 session, Social Inclusion in the 21st Century, included (click photos to enlarge):

Cllr Mary Reid, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Empowering Young People
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16 minutes, 36 seconds

Stephen Dodson, Innovation & Challenge Programme Director, DCLG, UK Digital Challenge: Connecting Communities
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10 minutes, 4 seconds

Csaba Madarasz, eGovernment Advisor, Hungary
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8 minutes, 17 seconds

Catherine Howe, Operations Director, Public-i
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12 minutes, 27 seconds

Plenary Session Day 3 audio: Looking to the Future July 31, 2006

Posted by Griff Wigley in Audio, Budapest symposium.
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Friday’s Day 3 Plenary session featured these presenters:

Herman Waumans, Oracle Director of Public Sector Europe and Africa
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17 minutes, 38 seconds

Sir Bob Kerslake, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council
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11 minutes, 41 seconds

Cllr. Paul Bettison, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council and UK Local Government Association lead on e-Government
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14 minutes, 13 seconds

Tom Steinberg, My Society
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7 minutes, 38 seconds