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PlaceSpeak CEO, Colleen Hardwick to speak at 2024 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

For the first time ever, the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is heading to Eastern Europe! From 15 to 18 May 2024, the world’s largest conference on direct democracy will convene in Bucharest, Romania. This is the first time a democracy conference has been held behind the former Iron Curtain! The 2024 Global Forum […]

Strategy Consulting Initiative – PlaceSpeak x SCI

From January to April 2024, PlaceSpeak undertook a project with the Strategy Consulting Initiative at the University of British Columbia. The team consisted of five students from the Sauder School of Business.  The subject of the project was: How to attract users and build engagement? on the PlaceSpeak citizen engagement platform.  Founded in 2011, the […]

PlaceSpeak Artificial Intelligence AI Project with BCIT CIP ISSP

Program students presented their Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP) on April 12th at BCIT Downtown Campus. PlaceSpeak Founder and CEO, Colleen Hardwick, was in attendance.

SDI Digital Democracy Report: New 2024 Edition

SDI Digital Democracy Report R.H. Fuller and M. Jakovljev, 2024 SDI Digital Democracy Report (Solonian Democracy Institute, 2024) For the third year, PlaceSpeak has been featured in the SDI’s Digital Democracy Report. Introduction This report, now in its fourth edition, tracks the development of digital democracy technologies and seeks to provide an overview of the various fields […]

Reinventing Trust in the Digital Age: PlaceSpeak’s Landmark Achievement

In a world where trust in social media and government is waning, PlaceSpeak emerges as a beacon of reliability and authenticity. We’re proud to announce a groundbreaking accomplishment: PlaceSpeak is the first digital citizen engagement platform to earn the prestigious TrustMark from the Digital Governance Council (DGC) in Canada. This milestone is not just an achievement for us; it’s a significant step forward in reinstating trust in digital governance and public engagement.

PlaceSpeak receives first ever Trustmark for Digital Identity

PlaceSpeak has been independently verified by Digital Governance Council (“DGC”) in accordance with DGC Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program.  

PlaceSpeak Industry Sponsor of BCIT ISSP 

Over the Fall term of 2023, PlaceSpeak was fortunate to work with a class of eight computer science students from BCIT as part of the ISSP.

New Home Page and News Feed Launch

We’ve improved PlaceSpeak to better reflect how our users engage with their communities online.  Check out your new PlaceSpeak home page!

Webinar Wednesdays

Join PlaceSpeak President, Gordon Hardwick on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM PT. He will run through different aspects of the topic administration page. You will get a chance to see a live demo of the new features, ask questions, and learn about best practices.