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Laura Sommer August 17, 2006

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Laura Sommer (on the left in the photo — click to enlarge) is a Senior Advisor with the E-government Strategy & Policy team of the State Services Commission in New Zealand.

Also in the photo: Carol Hayward, (center) who works in local e-democracy and online consultation for the Bristol City Council, UK. On the right, Kátai Szabolcs with the Central European Business Centre in Budapest.

Laura recently posted this introduction to Steve Clift’s DoWire group on Online Consultations, Dialogues, and E-Participation.

And she just attached a comment with some feedback to a blog post Dylan wrote while in Budapest.

A note of appreciation from a wintery New Zealand to Dylan and his team for the ICELE symposium at Budapest.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with e-participation specialists from the different countries. I have been working on the New Zealand e-government participation project for some time and have watched the UK Local e-Democracy project with interest. While I can continue to use the Internet as an excellent source of information on this huge topic area, it is enormously helpful to have conversations with other people who are also working on e-participation and e-democracy.

I didn’t regard it as a blogging conference but more an opportunity for us to work as an international community to exchange knowledge, lessons learned and consider and debate ideas.

The ICELE weblog with podcasts, photos and posts has also been a useful communication tool that I can refer for my work colleagues and other New Zealand contacts.

Thank you for enabling this exchange to happen and I look forward to continuing contact as our respective interests in this area progress.

regards, Laura

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Baltimore dinner, Symposium thank yous August 8, 2006

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Symposium Director Dylan Jeffrey spoke at the end-of-day dinner and handed out small gifts of appreciation to those colleagues who helped work on the Symposium.

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Favorite shots of Baltimore August 7, 2006

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I’ve completed posting all the audio from the morning sessions at Baltimore. I’ll starting working on the afternoon sessions tomorrow.

Before I departed Baltimore, I snapped some photos of the inner harbor, just a block from our hotel. Just like my favorite shots of Budapest, here are my favorites from Baltimore. Click photos to enlarge.

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Wondering about the costumes worn by the people by the pool and fountain in the last photo? They’re attendees from the annual Otakon convention, which includes a costume contest. According to the Wikipedi entry, “Otakon is a fan convention focusing on the art of anime and manga, East Asian culture, and its fandom.”

Moblogged photo from the Baltimore harbor August 5, 2006

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Baltimore diners August 3, 2006

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A few photos of diners from tonight’s post-Symposium dinner. Click photos to enlarge.

If you can identify all the people in a photo, attach a comment with names and organizational affiliation with a web address, if possible. Include the identifying letter of the alphabet. I’d appreciate it!

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News faces, new questions at the Baltimore Symposium August 3, 2006

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These are some of the people who attended today’s Symposium who were not in Budapest last week. They were among the many asking questions of the speakers and panelists. Click any photo to enlarge.

If you see yourself or know who these people are (I do know some but I’d appreciate the help!), attach a comment with their/your name and organizational affiliation with a web address, if possible. Include the identifying letter of the alphabet.

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Budapest: questions from the audience July 31, 2006

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Presenters at many sessions took questions. Here’s a random sampling of photos of audience members who spoke up. (Click photos to enlarge.)

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Budapest high-resolution photos available July 28, 2006

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All the Budapest photos posted here in the ICELE blog or stored in the Flickr Budapest photo set are 800 pixels wide or less… suitable for the web, but not great for printing or cropping.

If you’d like the original (2,272 pixels wide) of any of the photos, contact me and I’ll be happy to email it to you.

For example, here’s a thumbnail linked to the large original.

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Budapest closing photo July 28, 2006

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During his closing remarks, Dylan put up a slideshow of the 100+ photos I took during the socializing parts of this week’s Budapest Symposium. He chose to end with this one (click to enlarge) so likewise, I’m putting it up here.

I plan to add more audio clips and photos of various symposium presenters over the next few days. But I plan to do a little more sightseeing here in Budapest before I depart for Minnesota tomorrow morning.

Next: The Baltimore Symposium next week.

Budapest closing session audio, Day 3 July 28, 2006

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This morning’s closing plenary session panel featured remarks from (right) Samantha Stubbs, UK Member of Youth Parliament, with collegial support from Samantha Coggins (far left in panelist photo). I goofed on getting Ms. Stubbs’ remarks recorded (aaarrrggghhh!) but I did manage to capture the audio from these panelists:

Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)
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9 minutes, 18 seconds

Cllr. Matthew Ellis, Chair of ICELE
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11 minutes, 54 seconds

Dylan Jeffrey, DCLG, Symposium Director
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5 minutes, 7 seconds

Team ICELE July 28, 2006

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These ICELE people have been seen occasionally at the Budapest symposium this week… and you’re likely to keep hearing and seeing them in the weeks and months to come. Click photos to enlarge.

L to R: Fraser Henderson, Operations Director; Rita Wilson, Interim CEO; Dylan Jeffrey, Board Member and Bellringer; Mathew Ellis, Board Chair; Julia Glidden, Board Member; Andrew Pinder, Board President; Mary Reid, Board Member, Lawrence Pratchett, Board Member.

Product development: The next generation of e-citizens July 27, 2006

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Tonight’s reception was an inclusive family affair. Click the photos to enlarge.
Left: DCLG‘s Peter Blair and family
Center, L to R: University of Maribor professor Jože Gričar, Julia Glidden (21c) and Alexander, and (I’ll find out the other two)
Right: DCLG‘s Julian Bowrey, IDeA‘s Jane Ratford and their new little one named (I’ll find out)

Etienne Chouard, citizen blogger extraordinaire July 27, 2006

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At tonight’s reception, I had the honor of meeting Etienne Chouard (left – click photo to enlarge), a French citizen who has a very influential, anti-EU Constitution referendum weblog. See this BBC News article from last year for some background: Bloggers take on European elites.

I couldn’t attend his panel session today (“One Man, One Blog, One Constitutional Crisis”) because I had my afternoon presentation at the same time. But he attended my morning session and told me that, unlike most everyone else at the conference, he could understand my English. Another plus for How to Talk Minnesotan.

Griff: “So, Etienne, do you think a lotta guys could learn to blog like you, then?”
Etienne: “You betcha.”

Thursday night reception photos July 27, 2006

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I’ve added five dozen photos from tonight’s reception to the ICELE Budapest photo set.

Vote for the happiest-looking group July 26, 2006

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Which of these groups of people at tonight’s Symposium wine reception looks the happiest to you? (Click to enlarge.) Attach a comment with your vote and include their names if you know who they are.

The group with the most votes after a week gets their very own blog entry, with names included. Yes, this is partially a ploy to give you experience in attaching comments to a blog entry. But do it anyway!