This from Dr. Jim Fishkin of Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy:
Next weekend, Jan 9-10, a civic non-partisan organization, Power2010 will hold a national face to face Deliberative Poll in London. The agenda comes from thousands of online submissions to their web site about how to improve the political system. A national online sample, recruited by YouGov, representative in both attititudes and demographics will meet face to face in London to choose the highest priority reforms. Those top priorities will then be used in a national non-partisan campaign to get candidates in constituencies around the country to pledge their support. The project is unique in combining online submissions with face to face deliberations by a scientific sample (with a control group). It is also unique in taking a sample from virtual space, transporting it to London and having it deliberate face to face. Results should be available next week.