An update from Luke Hohmann, founder of Conteneo, Inc. and Acting Executive Director of the Every Voice Engaged Foundation: In my Agile 2015 keynote, I challenged the Agile Community to change the world by playing two games. With the help of the Agile Alliance, the Scrum Alliance, Agilists around the world and a whole bunch […]
Results of online forums revealed in Every Voice Engaged® Executive Director Luke Hohmann’s Keynote at Agile 2015 Mountain View CA — August 3, 2015 — On July 30, 2015, the Every Voice Engaged® Foundation (EVEF) hosted a 24-hour day-of-play to demonstrate how collaborative techniques that were born from the Agile movement are helping communities around […]
Antonio Guerra, current budget manager for the San Francisco Rec and Parks department, spoke at the Beyond 2020 conference in Lisbon in late June about his work with the Every Voice Engaged Foundation and the City of San José to produce the first Budget Games event in January 2011. Beyond 2020 is a conference dedicated […]
On July 30, starting at 12:00 GMT-0 (London time), we are scheduling a 24-hour day of play to capture data for the Agile 2015 conference. We will host a series of 30 minute online forums starting every half hour. You’ll get a chance to experience the same collaborative techniques we have used with communities and nonprofits around the globe as we […]
Thanks to a partnership with City Club Missoula and City Councilwoman Caitlin Copple, the Every Voice Engaged Foundation was able to pull off another successful Budget Games. On June 11, 2014, citizens of Missoula participated in the city’s first-ever Games — From discussions over deer hunting permits to funding local parks, residents were given a platform […]
What is happening? – The state of California will take the water crisis by the horns during the month of February to discuss long term sustainability and short term relief for our towns and water-reliant industries. Every Voice Engaged in partnership with Conteneo wants to bring thousands of California residents into this discussion via their new […]
In January 2014, San José, CA residents had a chance to influence their city’s forthcoming budget by playing games. Representatives from San José Neighborhood Associations and the Neighborhoods Commission and Youth Commission joined 100s of their fellow residents to share their perspectives and opinions regarding budgeting priorities for the City of San José. This year’s event was the […]
On the heels of a heated election, global press on how Budget Games is empowering citizens across the country to solve problems collaboratively and move forward, regardless of politics.
Nice profile piece detailing the past two years of Budget Games for the City of San Jose. Designed by Luke Hohmann, CEO of Innovation Games®, Budget Games has helped the country’s tenth largest city engage citizens to make tough tradeoffs.
Games have been used in everything from the military to medicine to simulate difficult problems and model solutions. The City of San Jose engaged its citizens in a citywide game around the annual budget process. The article covers everything from the the City’s decision to use the game through their partnership with Every Voice Engaged […]