I have set up this blog as a Texas Forums experiment. Between June 22-28, I will be at the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans and Dayton, Ohio for the Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums Public Policy Workshop. It's becoming quite common for conference participants to blog about their experience – just look at the list of ALA bloggers on this wiki! so I thought I would do the same for my colleagues who may not have their own blog, yet.
I know I will encounter interesting people doing work in the deliberative democracy field, so why not capture their wisdom and make it available to the Texas Forums and NIFI network members who aren't here with us working on one of the research teams?. In this space, you will meet and learn from guest bloggers doing work in the U.S. and abroad. We will post podcast interviews, guest lecturers, casual conversations, and photos. Perhaps we'll even get adventurous enough to throw in some video.
Depending on the success of this experiment – loosely defined as, "Did you like it and did you get any meaningful information from this experiment?" we will likely keep this up with the help of guest bloggers from within and outside of the Texas Forums community. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas!