2 June 2014: Legal Crowdsourcing: Online conference organized by NYU GovLab

An online conference on crowdsourced lawmaking, entitled The GovLab Academy Presents CrowdLaw – An Online Unconference, will be held 2 June 2014, using Google + Hangouts on Air.

The conference is produced by GovLab: The Governance Lab @ NYU.

The event is described in a post by Jillian Raines at the GovLab Blog: Crowdlaw in Action: Details & A Preview of Next Week’s Online Event.

Here are excerpts from the announcement:

On June 2, GovLab Academy will host the first of two online “unconferences” to bring together leaders and practitioners of crowdlaw, including online legislative drafting and constitution writing organizers and platform creators.

We are organizing this opportunity to learn from one another about what works, what doesn’t and what to do better to promote the institutionalization of crowdlaw as a means of engaging citizens more proactively and directly in our legislative processes.What do you think?

The event, spanning two sessions, will be broadcast using the Hangouts on Air platform, which allows for questions to be submitted from the public.

The first session will take place on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm EST. You can join the conversation online by clicking this link. […]

In each of these peer-to-peer learning sessions, crowdlaw implementers from around the world will share their experiences and then join in a moderated conversation to talk about:

  • Design: What makes for successful crowdlaw projects: what works, what doesn’t?
  • Incentives: How to encourage people to participate?
  • Impediments: What are the legal, cultural, technological and other obstacles?
  • Metrics: How to measure what works and demonstrate both legitimacy and effectiveness?

The session will then devolve into unmoderated discussion among participants and an open Q&A with those from the wider viewing audience. […]

For a list of participants and more details, please see the announcement.

HT @TheGovLab

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