FYI- sched. conflict with W3C eGov group call
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We're pleased to invite you to the February Open Government
Directive Workshop at the Charles Sumner Museum and Conference Center
(17th and M Street NW, Washington, DC). The workshop will take place
from 9am-4:30pm on February 17th. RSVP is required by February 9th
(instructions are below).
We have a great program planned. Building off the January 11th
workshop at the US Department of Transportation, we are going to
transition from divergent thinking to convergent thinking. This
workshop will be focused on creating specific ideas that agencies can
drop into their actual open government plans which are due on April
7th. Some agencies are farther along than others, so this workshop
will help spread good ideas from one agency to the next.
This workshop will be different.
This workshop will be highly productive and engaging. We are
using a framework of competitive collaboration to surface the best
ideas. There will be six teams with twenty participants each. Teams
will work in separate spaces for four hours and then a few
representatives will present the team's work to a panel of judges at
the end of the workshop. Judges will be high-ranking thought leaders
from the public sector.
How to RSVP
Attending this workshop costs $10 so we can pay for your lunch and
- If you are interested in
participating, first please join this
discussion on GovLoop by February 9th, and write 3-5
sentences about who you are, where you work, and what
knowledge/experience you'd like to contribute to a team. If you are
not on GovLoop, we encourage you to join (It's free). If you do not wish to join
GovLoop and would like to participate, please reply to this email with
your 3-5 sentences and we'll publish them to the GovLoop discussion for
you. We want to make this as transparent and easy for you as possible!
- Next, team leaders may invite you to
join their team by contacting you through the GovLoop messaging system by
February 10th. Team leaders can focus on one aspect of the OGD
(transparency, participation, or collaboration) or team leaders may
select a diverse team and choose to cover all three. Here is the link
to team rosters which
will be updated daily.
- Online participation-- Capacity at the
conference center 120 participants. Participants who are not selected
to be on a team may collaborate online using these Web
2.0 tools. In order for this to happen, some online team leaders
must volunteer to lead. Anyone can be an online team leader; if you're
interested, please reply to this email by February 10th.
- If you are in the public sector and
you are interested in being a team leader or judge at the workshop,
please reply to this email by February
What you can do before the workshop
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