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Wednesday, April 21

Travel and arrive in Arlington, VA


Thursday, February 11
Establish common grounds and review West Coast reports

8:15 – 9:00 am

Breakfast and informal discussions


Welcome and introductions



Jenny Preece  - welcome

Ben Shneiderman – background and goals

Peter Pirolli – Presentation of West Coast reports, with critiques from designated East Coast participants:

(1) Theory: Mary Lou Maher and Tom Malone
(2) Design issues: Wayne Lutters and Sean Munson
(3) Infrastructure, experimental methods and ethical issues: Loren Terveen and Tom Finholt


Group discussions and breakout groups formation


Lunch and breakout group discussions, reviewing of West Coast reports


Breakout group reports and plans


First discussion of Government Application and Policy Education recommendations


Panel presentations


Dinner at Pinzimini restaurant

East Coast Breakout Groups

1. Government Applications and Policy - John Bertot and Brad Hesse will lead breakout groups and writing effort.

2. Education curriculum recommendations - Cliff Lampe and Paul Resnick will lead breakout groups and lead writing effort.

Panel Presentation

Civic Application of Technology-Mediated Social Participation

Friday, April 23

8:15 – 9:00 am

Breakfast and informal discussions


Overnight reflections


Breakout group work


Report back from breakout groups


Lunch and breakout group discussions to consolidate reports


Breakout group reports


Strategy for writing reports and future directions




Travel and lodging
Please plan to arrive to the area on Wednesday (4/21/2010) afternoon or evening.

We have arranged a for accommodations at the Ballston Hilton, where the workshop will take place. A special rate for the TMSP workshop attendees is available at $207.00 + tax per night. 
To book your hotel room, call "Globetrotter Travel" at
301-570-0800 by April 9, and state that you are calling to book your stay for the Technology Mediated Social Participation Workshop.

Hotel contact details: 
Ballston Hilton
950 Noth Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 528-6000
Fax: (703) 812-5127

Directions and Parking
To the Ballston Hilton -

Take the Orange Line to the Ballston-MU stop. At the top of the escalator walk straight into the Ballston Metro Center complex (20 ft.). The hotel lobby is on the left.
DC Metro Map.

From the North (Baltimore, MD)
Take the I-95 south to I-495 (Capital Beltway) towards Northern Virginia. Proceed onto I-66 east until exit 71 (Fairfaz/Glebe rd.). Go straight on Fairfaz to Stafford st. (fourth light), and turn right. The hotel in on the immediate right. Note - I-66 East is HOV-2 only from 7:00-9:30 am.

From the South (Richmond, VA)
I-95 North to I-395. Continue north on I-395 until exit 7 (Glebe rd/Rt. 120). Proceed on North Glebe rd. for about 3.3. miles to Fairfax dr., make a right. Proceed to the second stoplight and turn right on Stafford st. The hotel is on the right.

From the West (Dulles Airport, I-81, West Virginia)
I-66 East towards Washington, DC. Take Exit 71 (Glebe rd./Ballston). Proceed straight onto Fairfaz dr. Turn right on Stafford st., after the fourth stoplight. Hotel is on the right. Note - I-66 East is HOV-2 only from 7:00-9:30am.

From the East (Washington, DC)
Take I-66 West until exit 71 (Fairfax/Glebe rd.). At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Glebe rd. At the third stoplight, turn left onto Fairfax dr. Proceed on Fairfax dr. two stoplights to Stafford st. and turn right. The hotel is on the right. Note - I-66West is HOV-2 only from 3:00-7:00 pm.

Self parking at the hotel costs 17$ per day, with in-out priviliges.

Special Arrangements
If you have any special needs or requests, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Funding and Reimbursement
We will cater continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. A group dinner on Thursday , February 11, at Pinzimini restaurant in Arlington, will also be provided to workshop participants.

To simplify the expensing process, the organizers have decided to provide honoraria for workshop participants who will then be responsible for their own transportation costs, as well as meals beyond those provided through the workshop.

There are 3 classes of honorarium:

1. Local = 100$
2. East of the Mississippi = 1000$
3. West of the Mississippi = 1200$

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