Submissions/Open Politics Through Wikis

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Open Politics Through Wikis

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Pete Ashdown

E-mail address



Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Utah, 2006. Candidate for the same, 2012.

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Pete Ashdown was the first political candidate to utilize a wiki in a major political campaign. By opening his platform, organizing, and strategy to the public a template for political action and discourse was created. See how this affected his campaign in 2006 and how it is working today as he runs again in 2012.

  • Wikis and the Public Sector
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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Slides or further information (optional)

Pete Ashdown's wiki.

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