Poster: Virtual Workshops for Public Involvement

In recent years, numerous online engagement platforms have emerged that have expanded ways to engage the public. However, they are often rigid in form and function. Virtual workshops offer planners flexibility to replicate materials or exercises utilized in a live in-person meeting in a virtual environment. Often these tools can be built with only slightly more web know-how than off-the-shelf engagement platforms require.

Creating a custom Virtual Workshop allows planners to ask exactly the kinds of questions or solicit the most valuable input on the format that best-suits the specific needs of a given project. This poster will include two case studies from the State of Connecticut where Virtual Workshops were used successfully to gather useful input in different ways. The poster will include links to active virtual workshop exercises so that participants can explore various tools and exercises on their smartphones.

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