E-governance: Creating online citizen participation tools (Egov)

Venue: Blackwell Hotel

Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 03, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 05, 2004
Registration Date: Mar 02, 2004
Early Registration Date: Feb 20, 2004
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The City and Regional Planning program at Ohio State University will be sponsoring a 2-day onsite conference on E-governance: Creating on-line citizen participation tools. This conference will be held March 3rd through the 5th at the Blackwell Hotel on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.

This conference features experts from across the United States. This national conference will include demonstrations of the latest tools available, case studies of cities who have successfully used online resources to engage citizens, and discussions of the technical challenges of on-line participation tools.


Wednesday, March 3

4:00 – 5:30 pm Registration and Check-in at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center.

5:30 pm “Using 3D Visualization Techniques to Encourage Citizen Participation” Paul Patnode with the Environmental Simulation Center

6:30 pm Reception

Thursday, March 4

8:00 am – 3:30 pm Registration and Check-in

8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Discussion of Town Hall Meeting Tools

9:00 – 10:15 am Plenary Session “The State of Local E-Democracy” Charles Kaylor of the Public Sphere Information Group

10:30 - 11:45 am Breakout Sessions
a) “Transparency, Trust, and Equity in E-government” Caroline Tolbert and Karen Mossberger with Kent State University Department of Political Science
b) “Community Input through Internet Discussion Boards: Expectations and
Reality. Arlington, Texas as a case study" Luis Tamayo with the City of Arlington, Texas
c) “Creating On-line Tools that Meet the Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements” Joe Wheaton with the Ohio State University College of Education

12:00 – 1:15 pm Keynote Speaker “Technology Tools for On-line Citizen Participation” Chris Steins with Urban Insight

1:30 – 2:30 pm “Interactive GIS as a Tool for Citizen Participation” David Prosperi with Florida Atlantic University College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs

2:30 – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion on “How to Effectively Market Participation Opportunities to Citizens”

8:00 pm. (Optional)** Batsheva Dance Company of Isreal, Deca Dance
Mershon Auditorium

Friday, March 5

9:00 – 10:15 am “Innovative Tools for Encouraging Participation at All Ages: The Raleigh Experience” Daniel Howe with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina City Manager’s Office

10:30 – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions
a) “Visualization Tools and Citizen Participation” Kheir Al-Kodmany with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
b) “Who Uses Which Tools and Why” Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Maria Manta Conroy with the Ohio State University City and Regional Planning Program
c) “Communicating in More than One Language” Judy Pacifico with the City of Columbus, Ohio Department of Information Technology

12:00 – 1:15 pm “The City of Indianapolis’ On-line Citizen Participation Tools” Bob Glenn with the City of Indianapolis, Indiana Department of Metropolitan Development

1:30 – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion on “How to Get an On-line Citizen Participation Program Off the Ground”

To register visit http://knowlton.osu.edu/ped/egovernment.htm