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Compendium Institute Workshop 2007


2-3 May, 2007, NASA Ames / Conference Center
Moffett Field, CA


> NEW! Workshop Program Updated (30 Apr): PDF

> NEW! Materials for collaborative exercise

Call for Participation

Compendium is about sharing ideas, creating artifacts, making things together, and breaking down the boundaries between dialogue, artifact, knowledge, and data. With roots in modelling, facilitation and hypermedia, Compendium is a visual tool for participatory analysis, proving its value in government, business, education and NGOs. Its diverse applications have included mission planning, policy deliberation and argument analysis.

In 1999, the Compendium Institute held its first workshop at NASA Ames Research Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, we have continued to hold annual gatherings around the US and Europe that have brought together the international community of Compendium practitioners, researchers, and developers. This year, we return to NASA, and invite you to take this tremendous opportunity to meet with and learn from other members of the community, which has continued to grow and thrive.

In addition to our usual slew of important topics, we will have a strategic conversation about where we, the community, want to see Compendium evolve over the next few years. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Hands-on "master class" activities for improving Compendium usage
  • The future evolution of Compendium
  • Compendium methodologies -- How to use Compendium?
  • Innovations in Compendium usage, including updates from Open University's Knowledge Media Institute and descriptions of how Compendium was used to help plan for NASA's upcoming Moon mission.
  • Case studies and best practices
  • New features of the Compendium software

The workshop will be highly interactive. Not only will you have a chance to learn from others, you will have the opportunity to share your own work with Compendium and to practice using Compendium with feedback from your peers.


Cost is $150 which includes breakfast and lunch on both days.  Accommodation ($55/night) will be available at the NASA Lodge (for US citizens) — please book direct with them. Other accommodation options can be browsed on the NASA Lodge list of local hotels, and this Google map of hotels/motels in the area.

If you are unable to fund some or all of your attendance, we may be able to help with a grant towards your costs. Please get in touch as soon as possible.

Please email the following information to:
A.Tumilowicz {atsign} open.ac.uk
(Tel: +44 1908 653036)

Email address:
Mailing address:
I'm happy for the above details to be included in the delegate list that is printed for attendees: Y/N
Phone number:
Dietary or other needs:
I'd like to join the workshop dinner on 2nd May: Y/N

We’ll confirm receipt and contact you with payment options.

Foreign Nationals

Please note that non-US citizens should contact us as soon as possible if you wish to attend, and no later than April 1, since you will require a pass. We will advise if there is enough time to process your application.


NASA Ames Conference Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshop Chairs:
Eugene Eric Kim
Maarten Sierhuis

Program Committee:
Jeff Conklin
Lizzie Elsey
Michael Knowles
Al Selvin
Simon Buckingham Shum

Hosted Courtesy of:
Ames Research Center

Conference Sponsors
Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science
Touchstone Consulting http://touchstone.com/

Blue Oxen Associates



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