Innovative public engagement tool focus of conference

The WeTable, a do-it-yourself portable touch table system aimed at helping public officials make community decisions, will be the subject of a two-day, hands-on training in Houston Feb. 26-27, officials said.

The WeTable Conference will be at the Rice Lofts Ballroom, 909 Texas Ave. Early bird registration is $175 until Jan. 31, then $200 until Feb. 22.

The WeTable comprises a laptop computer, a projector, a light pen and a Nintendo Wiimote, according to Steven Mikulencak of Clear Lake, conference co-chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in recreation, park and tourism sciences. As many as 10 people can stand around an ordinary table and interact with maps, data and documents without having to crowd around a computer screen.

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