Elections onAir is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social enterprise that supports the development and hosting of open access and curated networks of Election Hubs... including this Virginia Elections Hub.
Elections onAir (EOA) Hubs use a proprietary software platform to aggregate and display all types of content. Viewing a Hub on a laptop or desktop computer provides an enhanced user experience especially through home page interactive maps.
EOA focuses on providing a one stop place for all information related to candidates, elected officials, and government agencies in a state ("Learn" about your government and elected officials). EOA provides many ways to interact with these people especially via streaming video interviews ("Discuss" with your representatives and candidates).
Elections onAir is developing a network of interconnected Elections Hubs. The Virginia Elections Hub is the first Hub we are piloting in anticipation of having an Elections Hub for each state ready for the 2020 elections.
EOA collaborates with university-based onAir chapters to oversee the management of its Hubs and related YouTube channels and Twitter accounts. EOA hosts all its Hubs on its onair.cc domain (the “.cc” reflects the Creative Commons designation for all content on EOA Hubs. EOA also provides whatever design, development, and content support that is required. EOA shares sponsor and other revenues with its collaborators.
Elections onAir is chartered as a nonprofit organization in Virginia. Elections onAir has its 501 C3 status so donations are tax deductible. Founding board members include:
Todd Gillette, PhD
Todd is a Future Technical Leader at Northrop Grumman. who assists with programming for the onAir Election Hubs. Todd is the visionary behind the Election Hubs concept and the lead programmer of its software. Dr. Gillette has a PhD in neuroscience and BS in Computer Science. To learn more about Todd, go here. To contact Todd, email him at email@example.com
Scott Joy, Entrepreneur
Scott is the lead UX designer of the EOA software. Scott was founder and Chair of the first tablet computer company to become a public corporation as well as a pioneering P2P Internet company integrating smart phones. To learn more about Scott, go here. To contact Scott, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith Cary, PsyD
Meredith is a a Clinical Health Psychologist practicing in Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with Medstar Georgetown University’s Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Cary leads the development of the onAir Health Hubs. To learn more about Meredith Cary, go here on her professional website. To contact Meredith, email her at email@example.com.
Jim McLean, Aircast Producer
Jim is the lead designer of our Aircasting system as well as its lead producer. Jim is an Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist at George Mason University and the owner and principal photographer of the Vintage Photographer. To learn more about Jim, go here. To contact Jim, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Joy, Entrepreneur
Scott is the lead designer of the onAir knowledge sharing platform. Scott was founder and Chair of the first tablet computer company to become a public corporation as well as a pioneering P2P Internet company integrating smart phones. To learn more about Scott, go here. To contact Scott, email him at email@example.com.
All onAir Hub content is under a Creative Commons Non-Commerical (CC-BY-NC) license (unless otherwise specified) and is available for re-use by nonprofit websites and blogs . This post will explain further the terms and conditions for re-use of CC-BY-NC content. You can also access this post from the footer on each screen.
Terms of Service
See Terms of Service for more information on how you can re-use Hub content, participate in forums, and view Hub disclaimers.
Becoming an onAir member
Elections onAir Membership is free and open to everyone. Participation in specific Hubs may require a fee depending on the Hub. The Virginia Election Hub is free for all Virginia residents.
All onAir members will a have a profile. Profile information is optional. Members, if they choose, can have different profiles for different Hubs. Besides having your professional profile in a Hub, you can also submit your organization’s profile to the Hub’s curators for inclusion in the Hub. Hub members can also comment on posts, participate in live streamed, interactive programs or Aircasts, submit new posts for inclusion in the Hub, and be a Hub Curator.
Elections onAir Members login by selecting the silhouette icon at the upper right of your screen. Enter your user name and password. To change your password, select “Edit Account” in drop down and enter your “New Password” and “Repeat New Password”.
The first EOA chapter is “Mason onAir“. Chapter members are affiliated with a number of different George Mason University departments and Academic Units including Schar School of Policy and Government, Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Communications, and Film and Video Studies Program.
University chapters will also be forming city and county chapters in proximity to a college or university. These chapters will organize local residents as volunteers to assist in content curation and Aircasting interviews and local events.