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What: Great Expectations - E-Democracy in governance, WhiteHouse 2.0, and bringing citizens together online "Local Up."

A presentation and facilitated discussion with Steven Clift, Board Chair E-Democracy.Org and Ashoka Fellow. Minnesota-based, he is one of the first Internet and politics/government gurus dating back to 1993.

When: 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Where: XXXX, George Washington University

Bonus: Post-event happy hour gathering at Karma at corner of 19th and "I".

Cost: Free. A voluntary donation by check to E-Democracy.Org is encouraged at the event or donate online.

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Sponsors: Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at George Washington University (and host of the March 2008 Politics Online conference), Ashoka - Innovators for the Public, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.


Join Steven Clift for an afternoon exploring real world democracy and the Internet.

The United States excels at online campaigning and advocacy - or put another way raising money and making noise online. Does this really matter when come election day those in power turn off the tools of interactivity? Can citizens really have a voice online and meet public challenges if we haven't developed an online listening infrastructure all levels of governance and community? With the "e-campaign" of 2008 raising citizen expectations for the use of the Internet in democracy, Steven Clift will share his top ten "to do list" with examples from around the world that will help us meet those expectations in governance not just elections.

Join us from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9th at XXXXX, George Washington University for a two part presentation. The first hour will cover ten online steps for government support of democracy spiced up with e-democracy in governance stories from around the world as well as an update on the local up strategy of E-Democracy.Org. Then next "two-way" hour will focus on an in-depth discussion of the theme "White House 2.0" and reactions to the GSA's new and extremely important publication on "How E-Government is Changing Society and Strengthening Democracy.” Access Steven Clift's contribution and other 46 short articles in this collection from:

Steven Clift, a new Ashoka Fellow, is the Founder and Board Chair of E-Democracy.Org and convener of the Democracies Online (DoWire.Org) online community of practice. In 1994 E-Democracy.Org hosted the world's first election information website in Minnesota. Today they host local Issues Forums (aka online town halls) across ten communities in three countries. His international democracy online story is based on public speaking visits across 27 countries. For articles, blogs, online groups and more see

This event is hosted by the Institute For Politics Democracy & The Internet, George Washington University and co-sponsored by the Center for Democracy and Technology, X, Y, Z.


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