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Monday, August 22

15:15 NZST

Open, sharing cities
How can open principles help us build Sharing Cities? Learn from leading examples in Wellington and globally about democratizing access to space and urban resources in our cities. Understand how co-design and co-governance can be used by civic institutions meaningfully to collaborate with their citizens to steward Sharing Cities. 

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Helen Kirlew-Smith

Event Producer, Letting Space
Helen Kirlew Smith is an experienced producer and event manager with a passion for the arts in communities and public space. She has worked as broker/manger for Letting Space's Urban Dream Brokerage since 2012 and co-producer on Letting Space's projects since 2013. Helen worked as... Read More →
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Darren Sharp

Shareable & Social Surplus
Darren Sharp is a sharing economy strategist with a background in community engagement, research and consulting. As founder and Director of Social Surplus he leads strategy and facilitates capacity-building using strength-based approaches including asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry and human-centred design. He works with clients to design programs that amplify the strengths of people and communities through sharing.As... Read More →

Monday August 22, 2016 15:15 - 16:15 NZST
Lion Harbour #1
Tuesday, August 23

11:30 NZST

​Virtual Reality for Civic Deliberation
Imagine if we could walk around on the new Wellington Airport runway extension before deciding if it is a good idea for the City Council to fund it.
With Virtual Reality (VR), we can enter into an architect’s vision and interact with it in real time, making it enjoyable to participate — like watching and acting in a 3D IMAX movie.
In this "bleeding edge" session, Audrey will share the state of virtual reality (VR) for citizen engagement.

Join us to discuss how we can use The overview effect (participants becoming more attuned to each other and to the environment) to increase the quality of our deliberations.

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Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism... Read More →
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Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30 NZST
Renouf Foyer #2