Citizen Participation Conference - March 3-5, 2004

Citizen Participation Conference - March 3-5, 2004

Ohio State University

This national conference features experts from across the United States. This includes demonstrations of the latest citizen participation tools available, case studies of cities who have successfully used online resources to engage citizens, and discussions of the challenges in using on-line participation tools. The conference program and registration inforamtion can be viewed at

A sample of the events include

An Introduction to On-line Tools:
Keynote Speaker "Technology Tools for On-line Citizen Participation" Chris Steins with Urban Insight

"Using 3D Visualization Techniques to Encourage Citizen Participation" Paul Patnode with the Environmental Simulation Center

"Interactive GIS as a Tool for Citizen Participation" David Prosperi with Florida Atlantic University College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs

Case Studies of the Use of Citizen Partisipation Tools:
"Community Input through Internet Discussion Boards: Expectations and
Reality. Arlington, Texas as a case study" Luis Tamayo with the City of Arlington, Texas

"The City of Indianapolis' On-line Citizen Participation Tools" Bob Glenn with the City of Indianapolis, Indiana Department of Metropolitan Development

"Innovative Tools for Encouraging Participation at All Ages: The Raleigh Experience" Daniel Howe with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina City Manager's Office

Challenges of E-governance:
"Transparency, Trust, and Equity in E-government" Caroline Tolbert and Karen Mossberger with Kent State University Department of Political Science

"Creating On-line Tools that Meet the Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements" Joe Wheaton with the Ohio State University College of Education

"Communicating in More than One Language" Judy Pacifico with the City of Columbus, Ohio Department of Information Technology

To learn more about this conference visit:

Related Link: E-governance: Creating On-line Citizen Participation Tools

For more information contact:

Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Ohio State University
190 W 17th Ave
OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-7479
Fax: 614-292-7106
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 17, 2004

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