May 2009 E-Democracy News – Upcoming Events

E-Democracy News


 May 2009 

Volume 1, Issue 5 


Upcoming Events

2009 FOI Summit
Protecting the Public’s Right to Oversee its Government
June 5-6, 2009
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Join the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information for discussions on government openness, financial transparency and access to public records, and civic education. Saturday’s luncheon will feature a keynote address from Paul Anger from the Detroit Free Press, which played a key role in the recent controversy surrounding Detroit’s former mayor. Freedom of information principles were also key to the newspaper’s coverage of the situation.




The National Civic Summit

July 15-17, 2009

Minneapolis Hilton


Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and the Citizen’s League are hosting this event to highlight civic organizations, the resources they provide, and how to use those resources to make a difference. Participants will be able to follow the event via social media tools and virtually.




No Better Time: Promising Opportunities in Deliberative Democracy for Educators and Practitioners

July 8-11, 2009

University of New Hampshire

Durham, N.H.


The Democracy Imperative and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium are hosting a national conference at the University of New Hampshire from July 8-11, 2009. Deliberative democracy has provided new opportunities in communities, government, and on campuses for educators and practitioners. The goal of the conference is to take stock of these developments and consider future directions for educators and practitioners in teaching, research, and citizen-centered initiatives.



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