AmericaSpeaks - 21st century Town Hall Meeting

Just found this great video produced by AmerikaSpeaks which explains how their 21st Century Town Hall Meetings work.

I still wonder if Keypad Polling and Laptops to capture feedback in meetings could be considered as part of eParticipation or if this stretches the term. For example in one of our projects in Kentucky we used this technology to directly post feedback online. Even though the gap between face-to-face deliberation and online dialogues is still a big one, I do believe there will be a need to widen the term eParticipation beyond online applications that support communication. Especially as we move forward on developing crossmedia approaches to citizen engagement, by using different channels to enable discussions in decision-making processes.

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