Thursday, March 15, 2012

May 2012 PEP-NET Speakers Announced


PEP-NET Conference
May 14, 2012
Hamburg, Germany
Registration is free at
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"PEP-NET Summit: Out in the Open will cover urban development, eParticipation and transparency. We have speakers who will showcase some examples from here in Hamburg and from abroad. Anyone can join us for a day of discussion, learning and exchange.
Confirmed speakers are:
 ·  Nick Booth, founder and MD of Birmingham social enterprise Podnosh (, who recently won the UK Prime Minister’s Big Society award for his social media surgeries;
 ·  Alenka Krek-Poplin, Junior Professor at the HafenCity University, specialist in Computer-based Methods in Urban and Regional Planning, originally from Slovenia, spent several years in Austria;
 ·  Daniel Lentfer, Director of Mehr Demokratie e.V. (Hamburg branch), organiser of the campaign for a local transparency law in Hamburg which calls for transparency and open data in the local authority;
 ·  Erik Tissinghe, Director of Over Morgen in Beeld (, a Dutch company that specialises in 3D models for eParticipation;
 ·  Peter Verhaeghe, of Belgian citizen initiative stRaten-Generaal, which organised citizens against a traffic bridge and in favour of a tunnel, also an architect for the city state;
 ·  Cynthia Wagner, nexthamburg (, which runs events and an online platform to involve citizens in planning Hamburg’s future urban development."
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