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I also found this event a little conclusion-less. I thought the most important point was Tom Steinberg's "give people what they want". The most important aim of 'engagement' is to provide a fair and equal platform to which people can contribute, and upon which that contribution can be acted upon. Engagement should be about providing access to something that people want to contribute to, not about dressing up an issue in order to make people respond to it. The problem with a lot of engagement work is that it grabs people's attention but then does not provide them with the means to act on decisions or even to significantly influence them. I think this way of thinking about engagement simplifies what is often an over-complicated subject.

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