Citizen Media and Online Engagement Webinar – Thu Feb 5 2009 – RSVP Now

E-Democracy.Org is hosting “webinar” on citizen media and online engagement in local communities.

This is the text from our wiki page (where you can RSVP and access links):

For the fifth in our series of Rural Voices outreach events, this live and interactive presentation will be “everywhere.”

Participate via telephone access for audio and use your computer to view slides and live web demonstrations. Click on “Test Your Computer” under “join a meeting” on ReadyTalk to make sure you can access the web portion for you before the event.

* Part One – Citizen Media and Online Engagement Introduction – 45 Minutes
* Part Two – Online Issues Forums for Local Participation – 45 Minutes

Time: 2:00 p.m. Central Or (Or 8:00 p.m. UK, 9:00 a.m. Fri morn in New Zealand)

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009

Place: ReadyTalk

RSVP by Monday, Feb. 2: with “Webinar RSVP” in the subject to receive call-in/login details, please also add your name below

Cost: Free for those in Greater Minnesota. If you are outside Greater Minnesota, please make a donation of any amount before you RSVP.

More details:

Participation is free for those who live in Greater Minnesota (thanks to our Rural Voices grant from the Blandin Foundation). Those who live in the Twin Cities and outside of Minnesota are asked to make a donation of any amount before the event. These are some of the slides we will be adapting. Those calling in for audio may have long-distance charges.

Please join the new Minnesota Voices online community to be informed of any webinar updates. If you have questions, contact us.

I plan to attend (from the wiki)

To “reserve” your space now, [ please add your name, city, state/country and organization, blog/org link, etc. here – press edit]:

1. Steven Clift, Minneapolis, MN, E-Democracy.Org,
2. Ross Williams, Grand Rapids, MN, Northern Community Internet,
3. Dan Thiede, St. Paul, MN, The Minnesota Project ( & CERTs (
4. Persephone Miel, Boston MA
5. Elizabeth McLean, Washington DC, non-profit web tools advocate
6. Nancy LaRoche, Minneapolis, MN Non-profit Web site volunteer
7. Danna MacKenzie, Grand Marais, MN Cook County IT and Boreal Access
8. Lars Hasselblad Torres, MIT and Vermont
9. Lynne Steele, Member of Parliament’s Office, Ottawa, Canada
10. Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MP, Ottawa, Canada
11. Taylor Willingham, Salado, TX, US Texas Forums & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
12. Steve Magruder, Louisville, KY, Louisville History & Issues,
13. Paul Johnston, Internet Business Solutions Group, cisco
14. Jennifer Imsande, Masters Program in Advocacy and Political Leadership, University of Minnesota Duluth
15. Zeno Swijtink, Sonoma State University and SonomaWildlife

Thank you. Your expression of interest will help us select the best tools to use for this live online gathering.

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