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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.


PlaceSpeak Inc., a global leader in online location-based citizen engagement, and Civic Works, a global leader in privacy-protected, advertising-free social networks built for civic engagement, have announced a Joint Development Agreement to co-develop a privacy-protected civic/social network for civic engagement.

In Conversation with Matt Leighninger

Each month, PlaceSpeak presents a Q&A with experts in public engagement and civic technology. This month, we spoke with Matt Leighninger, Director, Center for Democracy Innovation at the National Civic League.

BCorp Deep Discount

PlaceSpeak is offering BCorps a deep discount on an Annual Premium License of $499.99 just 10% of the regular annual rate of $4,999.99.

Feature Updates: PlaceIt Map

Now Administrators can moderate comments “on the fly”, allowing for the removal of inappropriate comments, replacing the comment with a placeholder with a rationale for the decision to remove.

The Importance of Verified Civic Engagement

Roslyn Fuller speaks with Colleen Hardwick, the Founder and CEO of PlaceSpeak, about her company, her time on Vancouver City Council, and the power of civic networks.

In Conversation with Michael Zinck

Each month, PlaceSpeak presents a Q&A with experts in public engagement and civic technology.  This month, we spoke with Michael Zinck, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Affairs and Communications at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Michael first joined Environment and Climate Change Canada in October 2017 as the Executive Director for Strategic Communications. He was promoted […]

PlaceSpeak CEO speaks at the 2023 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy – Mexico City

PlaceSpeak Founder and CEO, Colleen Hardwick, spoke at the 2023 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Mexico City, as part of an international panel on how digital technology is giving people power today.  The title of her presentation was PlaceSpeak: Making Democracy Real Online.  Click here for the video presentation. The Solonian Democracy Institute […]