But if you share the vision that the Internet can also be a meeting place where you can work with others to resolve important issues, you will want to check out the site e-Deliberation.com, which is officially launched Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
e-Deliberation.com Inc. is a Canadian company with head offices in Victoria and secure servers in Montreal. Established in 2010 by Jean-Daniel Cusin, a serial entrepreneur, the mission of e‑Deliberation is to bring the Internet experience to the next step: enable people globally to mutually connect, deliberate and collaboratively resolve issues that concern them.
e-Deliberation online events come in two versions: Free (public) and Premium (private).
For instance, community groups anywhere in the world can use it for free to deliberate about and resolve an issue they are concerned about.
Private e-Deliberation events are normally retained by organizations who wish to keep the event and its outcomes private or confidential. For instance, a corporation with offices across the country or internationally can convene a strategy-making e-Deliberation event to flesh out its 3 year plan.
The outcome of an e-Deliberation event is a multi-vectored, integrated strategy that comprehensively deals with the issue or challenge that was the focus of the event. This creates a critical mass of persons biased to actually see the strategy succeed.
The e-Deliberation process can accommodate between 15 and up to 80 participants for a given event. These participants work as a whole group as well as in smaller teams, with multiple feedback loops to ensure that no significant idea gets dropped. The process uses a consent-based approach so participants minority views have a chance to be considered.
Mr. Cusin’s vision for e-Deliberation™
The e-Deliberation site (https://www.e-