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Subject: Announcing the February Open Government Directive Workshop
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:02:28 -0500
From: Lucas Cioffi <>
To:, TransparencyCamp <>, "Open Government Directive Unconference (OGD UnCon)" <>,,


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're excited to put this workshop together with our partners: the General Services Administration, the National Academy of Public AdministrationGovLoop, and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.  Alex Moll will be our professional facilitator.

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 coffee.  
What you can do before the workshop
Whether you will be present or not on February 17th, we would love to have your help in building this list of resources for federal managers who are building their open government plans.  This list will help workshop participants sift through all the useful resources that are already posted across the Web.  Feel free to email your links and documents to  or drop them right into this page on the OpenGov Playbook.

Lucas Cioffi
Open Government Directive Workshop Series

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