Dave Meslin’s TED Talk on apathy and public engagement has 1.7 million views. Find out why!
Apathy is all around us. Most people have become disengaged not only from politics, but also from the government agencies that make decisions that directly affect their quality of life. Increasingly, leaders are asking themselves “How do we boost public participation?”
Join TED Talk celebrity, Dave Meslin and MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer, Dave Biggs as they explore proven techniques for building a culture of engagement. They encourage us to recognize apathy as a web of barriers that reinforce disengagement – and show us how we can work together to dismantle the obstacles to revitalize public engagement.
This in-depth journey combines humour with many examples of best-practices. The strongest cities have learned how to tap into the collective creativity, passion, and knowledge of their constituents. This webinar charts the course.
“The presentation was really well put together. I really enjoy when a presenter is able to get to the key takeaway first then dive into the specifics of that takeaway. Well done.”
“Great suggestions for thinking outside the box when it comes to public engagement.”
“This was a very helpful and insightful presentation. It provided good evidence on the effectiveness of online community engagement.”
Dave Meslin spent 20 years as a social and political entrepreneur responsible for non-profit start-ups, campaign victories, viral videos, and new magazines. An urbanist, author, and trainer, Dave inspires us to invert the traditional pyramid of hierarchy by creating meaningful opportunities to engage. His thesis? We’re stronger and smarter when we’re all involved, transforming top-down leadership into bottom-up collaboration.
Chief Engagement Officer
Dave is a die-hard champion of all things related to community engagement. He has built a reputation for leading edge community outreach. Dave is an internationally-recognized speaker, author, and public engagement strategist. He is honored to serve as an advisor on best practices for public involvement to many planning agencies such as APA, FHWA, and TRB as well as public participation organizations including IAP2 and NCDD.