2 Event Invites - New Voices and Open Government (Dec 2), Inclusive Neighbors Online (Nov 30)

* Neighbours Online: Connecting All, Building Community - In-depth Workshop

In Kingston Upon Thames on Sat Nov 30, I will lead an in-depth
workshop on inclusively connecting neighbours online:


This free/free will donation workshop goes from 2-4 p.m. and is open
to all. See the link for info on the pub if want to join us

* New Voices and Civic Technology: Open Government for All? London Dialogue

Join us for a discussion on whether and how open government and civic
tech can raise new voices and generate more representative
participation. Details/RSVP:


This Monday, Dec. 2 evening event is hosted with Lobbi at Somerset
House and an extension of gatherings in Washington DC at the Sunlight
Foundation and in San Francisco at Code for America. 

* Estonia, Finland, World Forum for Democracy

Events and opportunities to connect prior to London:


It has been awhile since I've come through the UK. I really look
forward to connecting with old friends as well as making new
connections. Below is my UK-centric "who is this guy" introduction
from eventbrite.

Steven Clift

Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072



Steven Clift, @democracy on Twitter, is the founder and Executive
Director of E-Democracy.org. E-Democracy is based in Minneapolis,
Minnesota and created the world’s first election information website
in 1994. Steven was recently named a White House Champion of Change
for Open Government.

Before focusing on “going deep” with inclusive online community
engagement over the last five years, Clift frequently stopped in the
UK for speaking visits tied to his Democracies Online network. He has
spoken across 30 countries.

In 1996, UK Citizens Online Democracy credited Minnesota E-Democracy
as its inspiration and years later became the holding charity for
mySociety. Steven was a global best practices consultant for the UK
Local E-Democracy National Project in 2004-2005 which also led to
pilot local Issues Forums in England and a still active effort in
Oxford and a new start-up project with highly inclusive outreach in
Norbiton area of Kingston upon Thames. The Board Chair for E-Democracy
is former Kingston local councillor Mary Reid. Edward Andersson with
Involve is also a member of the Board and Dan Jellinek with Headstar
served previously.

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