The Saturday after the Macworld Conference & Expo concludes (July 20), New York City will have an open community discussion on what to do with the World Trade Center site.
Approximately 500 iBooks, as well as some iMacs, using software from
Covision will be used to facilitate communication at the meeting, according to Arne Gallagher of
Gold Country Tech Group, a Mac-only rental company. They’re renting Mac equipment to Covision for the New York event.
The gathering, called “Listening to the City,” will give participants an opportunity to help shape the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan and the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of 9/11. Up to six options for the World Trade Center site and surrounding area will be presented by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The meeting will be held at the Jacob Javits Center. Participant check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. For more details, go to the ”
Listening to the City ” Web site.
Covision specializes in the facilitation of collaboration projects. At the NYC meeting, they’ll use Macs networked via Airport to let participants offer input into the World Trade Center plan. Covision will use their groupware system, Council, to facilitate all this.
This isn’t the first time Covision has used Macs in large community meetings. Last October, they were used during an open town hall in Washington DC. See our
Oct. 5 article for details.