Tag Archives: Crowdsourcing

25 Janby Politics, Virtual Collaboration

Why Was 2016 Such a Shocking Year in Politics?

Trump and Brexit - Shocking Political Results

2016 was a strange year in politics, with Brexit and Trump shocking everyone, even those who voted for them! However, the main reason they were such a shock is because almost nobody predicted such outcomes, with the exception of some political science models. But why was this? Firstly, we don’t want to turn this into

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7 Julby Customer Stories

The Power of Conversations: An Unconference Example

Kaiser Permanente cares about getting more Americans walking & bicycling because people who bike & walk healthier. We helped them get transportation experts and community members to crowdsource ideas on how to inspire people to bike and walk more—without re-paving any streets. Over the course of three 90-minute Movement Accelerator Event Series sessions held over

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1 Mayby Customer Stories

How to Run an Exceptional Social Conferencing Event

What are some formats for conversations that engage and inspire your stakeholders? Here are some ideas that we’ve compiled. Unconference People self-organize into the topics that are of most interest to them. This creates knowledge sharing and action around topics that participants care about most. Here’s an example: Wisdom 2.0, a conference on mindfulness in

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13 Novby Uncategorized

Democracy for the Next Generation

Let’s talk about the topic of Democracy for the Next Generation. Why it is that so few people are talking about this?  Perhaps now’s a key time for citizens to address this important issue. Collectively, I think we’re forgetting we actually have the technology to optimize around the systems that are failing us. Our technology

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25 Octby Uncategorized

What’s Possible with Crowdsourcing and Social Conferencing?

Imagine an event where a variety of individuals from different walks of life can come together to create proposals and then, collectively decide on which proposal to take action. What does this look like in practice? Last year, the World Bank used MaestroConference’s technology platform to come up with a working proposal for a development

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