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CityCamp - Where Gov 2.0 meets local - Chicago Jan 23-24

From: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 13:01:49 -0600
Message-ID: <3692c5810911021101k4f9d9b69qe955fea7667b4959@mail.gmail.com>
To: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thank you all for your input on my questions about
aggregating/sharing/standardizing public meeting data (notices,
agendas, docs, webcasts, etc.) ... assuming that some likely funding
is confirmed, I plan to convene those interested in providing further
input with this CityCamp in January (in addition to a
teleconference/webinar and leveraging some other events). - Steve


CityCamp - Where Gov 2.0 meets local - Chicago Jan 23-24
           http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp

This is exciting - an unconference/barcamp focused on the *local*
aspects of Gov 2.0.

"CityCamp explores and documents ideas, lessons learned, best
practices, and patterns related to use of social/participatory media,
linked open data, and "Web as platform" at the local level."

Info/register (its free, but space is limited):
  http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp

Then, join the online group/e-list for the event:
 http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp

And follow the event on Twitter:
 http://twitter.com/CityCamp
 http://twitter.com/#search?q=citycamp

E-Democracy.org (as an event participant) will bring a number of next
generation online civic engagement ideas to the table as we launch our
"Participation 3.0" effort (stay tuned! http://e-democracy.org/p3 ). If you are
willing to exchange some volunteer coding, E-Democracy.org may have a
few partial travel stipends available. Drop me a note, if you want
more information - these are not first come, first serve:
clift@e-democracy.org

For those new to "unconferences" or "barcamps," they typically start
with a session where people plaster the wall with session ideas/things
they would like to learn or do, themes get clustered and sessions get
mapped out over the time available. Sometimes a few pre-set sessions
are determined ahead of time and it is not usual to mix in a special
speaker or two for a hybrid experience. See some of the past events
linked from here - http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp - to get a
sense of how it works (10x better than typical top down conferences
from my experience) or watch this mini-video on the Public Media Camp
- http://vimeo.com/7244760 - Our check out this image from the
Minnesota Voices Unconference -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21699097@N05/3426923800/ .

Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.Org
  Follow me - http://twitter.com/democracy
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