Following up after a great event in Ottawa on June 1, 2010, my partners in crime at Microsoft and at ChangeCamp (Omar Rashid, Julia Stowell and Mark Kuznicki) are working to extend the conversation around participatory government, citizenship, open data and other stuff under the umbrella of gov2.0.
The event is a conversation. It’s talking about technocracy, Government transformation, public service renewal, open data, the social web and participatory approaches to public engagement. The event is invitation only. Why invitation only? Space is expensive and having a fixed event size makes it easier to manage. But we are actively looking for entrepreneurs and developers and others that are:
- Municipal, Provincial or Federal public servant or a public sector agency employee with an interest in these topics
- Thought leader looking to share and connect with this community
- Member of the community of developers, advocates and practitioners in public engagement, government communications, technology, open data, open government or “Gov 2.0”
This is a great opportunity to connect with officials from local and provincial government and experts in the space. The invite says “special guests” but I’m hoping it’s conversation leaders include:
- David Eaves, Public Policy Entrepreneur, Open Government Activist and Collaboration Expert
- Dave Wallace, Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto
- Steven Green, Director of Marketing & Communications, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario
- Peter MacLeod, Principal, MASSLBP
- Alison Loat, Executive Director, Samara
I’m looking forward to hearing David Eaves response to the role of institutional oversight in auditing and the limits of public participation.
Propose a Demo
If you’ve built an application designed to improve the lives of citizens using open data you should submit a demo for this event. This is your chance to get your application seen by people in this space. Are you building on the toronto.ca/open/catalogue? Did you build on something else? It doesn’t have to be Toronto. It could be another region or locality. It might be using licensed data sets. This is an opportunity to unlock a market.