We use technology whenever it is appropriate to get better results, faster for our clients.
Engaged Public uses state of the art keypad polling technology to both gather data from an audience and to engage it in collaborative problem-solving. We provided keypad polling equipment and consultation for the Colorado Health Symposium's Oxford-style Debate and the Joint Oceanic Commissions Initiative. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to use this technology in the public sector. Click here to watch a video about how this tool can transform conferences and events. More
Public Policy Simulations: Adults learn by doing, and the continually improving online learning technologies should be considered for any large-scale public engagement effort. Our best known example of an online simulation is Backseat Budgeter®. This has provided a quality learning experience for more than 20,000 people as well as a forum for them to provide input on what they think should be done to fix the state budget.
Joint Oceanic Commission Initiative (JOCI)
JOCI, a joint effort of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, was formed out of the two entities' shared commitment to achieving a coherent and coordinated national ocean policy. Engaged Public provided keypad polling services to assist the two commissions in developing a set of recommendations on U.S. ocean policy at the request of the Obama Administration in early 2009. Click here for more information on JOCI.
“Resolved: ObamaCare gives the federal government too much control over Americans’ health care.” With that resolution, the 2010 Colorado Health Symposium undertook its first Oxford-style debate. The debate took on a new approach with Engaged Public’s innovative use of keypad polling to get the audience involved. Debaters included journalist T.R. Reid, the Heritage Foundation’s Stuart Butler, former Governor Richard Lamm and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The debate was co-moderated by Colorado Health Foundation CEO Anne Warhover and Chris Adams, president of Engaged Public. Click here to watch the video.