Jim Rough: To Facilitate a National Conversation

Jim Rough

Jim Rough

Since 1993 we’ve been experimenting with a strategy for convening this kind of large-­‐system conversation and we are excited at how well our approach is working, and the prospect for how it can work at the national and global levels. Our approach is different than the one described in the Project paper, however. And it’s different from “Deliberative Democracy” approaches in general because it aims for a creative conversation, rather than one that is deliberative. This requires a different set of facilitation skills and understandings about group process.

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Electoral Reform Act of 2015 — Our Capital Demand (Includes Graphic & Demand Documents)

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Dec 19

ANSWERS 2014 Robert Steele with Pierre Cloutier on Smart Nations and the Future of Quebec

Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Robert, you are the originator of the concept of a Smart Nation, with your article in 1996 published in the Government Information Quarterly, entitled “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information.” Quebec is a nation, recognized by Canada, with a distinct culture, a distinct geography, and perhaps a distinct future.

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Dec 19

Yoda: Neelie Kroes – Outgoing EU Champion of Open Source

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Open Spirit, we feel.

Neelie Kroes To Give A Final Interview At Disrupt Europe In London

Neelie Kroes will give one of her last ever on-stage interviews at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London before leaving her role as Vice-President of the European Commission.

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On the Commission’s ‘Digital Agenda’ she has been at least as forthright. Early on she advocated free and Open Source Software, previously unheard of at high levels of European governance.

Kroes pushed hard for more competition and the levelling of the broadband playing field; went to war with mobile operators over roaming charges and has since gone on to fiercely defend and promote technology entrepreneurship, particularly amongst Europe’s young people, many of whom face economies where traditional industries have fewer and fewer jobs.

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