Election Cafés 2010
Fun, engaging conversations between
citizens and electoral candidates
about the issues that matter
In an age of
We need new models of engagement,
where everyone can participate equally,
where innovation and creativity can thrive
1st Came ChangeCamp
One day event where those present
set the agenda, meeting in small
groups around topics that mattered
most to them. Energizing, inspiring.
Conversations build on each
Innovative yet simple methodology for as people move between
other hosting conversations
about questions that matter. groups, cross-pollinate ideas,
discover new insights into
Conversations link & build on each other as people most important.
between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, discover new insights
into questions/issues most important.
As process, World Café can evoke & make visible collective
intelligence of citizens, increasing people’s capacity for
effective action in pursuit of common aims.
Civic Speed Dating
Fast, focused conversations
Experience how candidates
- work collaboratively
- share knowledge, passion
Dream, Build, Prioritize
We also get some work
done. Together we
decide what kind of
community we want,
concrete steps to get
there. Candidates learn
what matters most.
Why Election Café?
Help election candidates & citizens better understand
Help citizens decide who to vote for by experiencing how
candidates work with citizens and each other
Move from traditional electoral debates generating heat to
open, participatory ones full of creative, social fun
Engage people in local politics, in this election, feeling their
participation makes a difference.
Series of events: west end, central, east end, online
Host organizing team(s) do: event promotion, planning,
ChangeCamp provides: Event design, facilitation, analysis
Events held in October
Community creates an organizing team for each event:
ward candidate teams, organizations, citizens