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PlaceSpeak at TEDxBelfast


Last night (Wednesday, June 6, 2012), PlaceSpeak founder and CEO, Colleen Hardwick presented at TEDxBelfast.  The event was held at the recently opened Titanic Belfast building in Northern Ireland.


Before the event, Colleen was interviewed by blogger Alan in Belfast.  You can listen to ‘Colleen Hardwick discussing @Placespeak & evidence-based decision-making’ on Audioboo.

Here is what Alan had to say about Colleen’s TEDx talk:

Colleen Hardwick spoke about the need for deliberative democracy and the need for politicians to continue dialogue throughout their term of elected office. Evidence-based decision-making was key, but to avoid gaming consultations responses, it required people to be less anonymous. PlaceSpeak offers a way to authenticate end users’ geographic location, and allow them to be surveyed/feedback to those running consultations, without giving away their personal details.

Stay tuned for a video of Colleen’s talk.  We will post it on the blog when it becomes available.


This was Colleen’s second TEDx appearance.  Last fall, Colleen spoke at TEDxSFU 2011 at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus. A video of that presentation can be found here: TEDxSFU Colleen Hardwick (Nystedt).



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  1. TEDxBelfast July 11, 2012

    This is a fabulous talk from Colleen – you can watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHNnUUWkmF0&feature=relmfu


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