The Stanford Online Deliberation Platform is a video discussion platform designed for small group discussions. The platform is designed to facilitate a structured and equitable conversation with better opportunity for participants to speak up.

The platform is a collaboration between the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. Features of the platform include speaker management, agenda management, abuse prevention, assisting with equitable participation, real-time analytics, scalability, and more. To learn more, please also visit: or contact for more information.

Introduction Videos

Examples of Deliberative Polling projects conducted with this platform