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Vote for PlaceSpeak in Finals of the Web Summit 2013 Competition


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PlaceSpeak has made the FINAL ROUND of the voting for the Web Summit ‘People’s Stage‘! This an entirely crowd-sourced stage of 50 speakers from around the world chosen by YOU through a public vote. The Summit is a global gathering of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in technology that is taking place this October, in Dublin Ireland.

Web Summit is not only a gathering of the planet’s leading startups and technology companies, but also of businesses, large and small, who are being impacted by new technologies. This year over 7,000 attendees from 70+ countries will make the trip from all corners of the globe. They will learn from over 350 speakers—including the world’s leading founders, investors, CEOs, inventors, designers and thinkers—across dozens of stages, workshops and roundtables catering to every sector.

To get PlaceSpeak to Dublin, we need your help.  Please review the description and watch the 60 second video below.  Then CLICK HERE and like our entry.


PlaceSpeak’s Web Summit Video

PlaceSpeak Founder and CEO, Colleen Hardwick hopes to be one of the 50 presentations chosen to present.  Here is a summary of her entry:

Authenticating Online Consultation: the Geo-social Paradigm Shift, Colleen Hardwick, Founder & CEO

Technology now exists to overcome some of most salient pathologies of democratic governance. The Internet offers fresh potential to reinvigorate civic engagement. Online tools can extend participation well beyond traditional bounds of public hearings. However, online consultation thus far has met with varying degrees of success and does not stand up to scrutiny. This is because online consultation has been anonymous and until consultation is tied to actual observable outcomes people and government will not take it seriously. Public policy development and decision-making needs better online engagement tools that produce defensible data. Enter the new model: Geo-social online public consultation.


To view the video, and VOTE via Facebook, please click HERE. We would also appreciate it if you could share the link with your friends and family!


Voting for the final round has been extended to September 6, 2013. The top 50 entries get to speak on the People’s Stage at the Web Summit in October.


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