Universal Access Engagements2020-04-23T09:50:27-07:00

Virtual Open House

Next level inclusive deliberation

  • Equitable and accessible participation
  • 500 to 5,000 participants (provided by Ethelo)
  • No internet required!
  • Livestream phone and video presentation
  • Virtual breakouts for small group discussion
  • A custom Ethelo experience for offline users
  • Call centre and mail-in for offline users
  • Statistically representative results 

Reach out to learn more and see how you can bring a virtual open house to engage your community.

How does a Virtual Open House work?

The process

  • Step 1

    Large Scale Outreach

    Ethelo and Converso will undertake large-scale phone and online promotion, contacting 10,000 to 100,000 people to guarantee high participation and representative sampling. 

  • Step 2

    Live-Cast Launch Event

    The process launches with a scheduled livecast event which people can attend via phone or video, giving the opportunity for participants to ask questions directly to the hosts.

  • Step 3

    Participation : Three Options

    Online participants can engage interactively with Ethelo, the award-winning group decision platform. Those who prefer offline can request a hard-copy response package, or give their feedback through a phone concierge.

  • Step 4

    Deliberation Options

    Focused small group discussions and collaborative “walk-throughs” of the process are also available via phone or video. The process takes place over 2-3 weeks.

  • Step 5

    Real-time Analysis

    All feedback flows into the Ethelo platform, which aggregates the group consensus in real-time for transparency. Real-time results are visible to all participants.

  • Step 6

    Final Wrap-Up

    The process concludes with a live presentation to all the Virtual Open House participants, with the announcement of final results and next steps.

“The Ethelo-Converso process is brilliant! Ingenious blending of technologies and organizational partnership”

Theresa Harding,

Community Development Coordinator

Metro Vancouver

“The Ethelo-Converso process is brilliant! Ingenious blending of technologies and organizational partnership”

Theresa Harding,

Community Development Coordinator

Metro Vancouver

“The Ethelo-Converso process is brilliant! Ingenious blending of technologies and organizational partnership”

Theresa Harding,

Community Development Coordinator

Metro Vancouver

Reach out to learn more