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Open Government & Innovations (OGI) Conference
December 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm #87909
The 1105 Government Information Group announces a Call for Participation for the 2nd Open Government & Innovations Conference, OGI to be held May 4-5, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Your recommendations for conference session topics and speakers are welcomed for consideration in this popular event focused on enhancing government missions through transparency, collaboration and participation.
OGI 2010 is a collaborative, educational forum designed to educate the government IT community on the Open Government and Transparency initiatives currently underway and planned for the future.
Click here to submit your presentation abstract. The Call for Participation closes January 11. Submit today!
YOU can also help in planning this event!
1. Did you attend last year? If so, what did you like or dislike?
2. What kind of abstracts/topics would you like to see at this year’s event (see ideas below)?
3. How can we ensure that more people can participate/experience the event?
Below are some ideas for abstracts:
– The challenges of Gov 2.0: what didn’t work and why
– Case studies on how government agencies are already utilizing Web 2.0 tools to improve a program, constituent relationship or business application
– Security challenges: identifying and assessing the risks and rewards with social media and internet usage
– Why these technologies are critical for the future of our government
– Defining and quantifying the costs and return-on-investment of Web 2.0
– Challenges and obstacles involved in bandwidth issues of internet usage
– Developing an organization’s internet policy, what to consider, risk assessment and challenges involved
– How to implement Web 2.0 to enhance your agency mission, e.g. wikis, blogs, twitter, crowdsourcing, social networking tools or video sharing
– Measuring Gov 2.0: what are the right metrics and how do we track them
– How public sector leadership can use the internet to improve citizen services
– Working through the requirements of the Open Government Directive
We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions!
January 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm #87913
Andrew, we put together a team to brief on the subject of Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government.
We did attend last year and I found it relevant and useful. I got a chance to meet Katie Payne, the Author of Measuring Public Relationships there, bought her book and put some of her ideas to work. I blogged about the event and provide links to her book and materials here on Govloop – Just click this link.
We’ve also implemented a secure, DoD-only version of Facebook called MilBook. We in the DoD aren’t completely open, but something like this is a huge step for us towards openness and transparency.
We’ve also embraced Web 2.0 technologies and would like an opportunity to speak about the subject at the conference. My team, the Business Transformation Agency, prepared a presentation titled “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government” and are going through the process of gathering the required Twitter votes to get this presentation ranked high enough to give it.
If you or any of your readers would like to “get us to the show,” all they need to do is use their Twitter account and vote at the OGI site.
The voting method requires a connection to your Twitter account, so don’t be disturbed when you see the message that allows it access. It doesn’t SPAM or anything – and if you don’t like it, your can always remove connections from your Twitter account immediately afterward.
Please consider voting for “Implementing Web 2.0 in the U.S. Government”. Just click the link and cast your vote.
January 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm #87911
Are you planning to web cast this?
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