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Re: RSVP to "Hangout" during White House Safety Datapalooza - Tue Jan 14, Official Media Advisory

From: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:26:07 -0600
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The official White House webcast is now live:

    http://bit.ly/safetydatawebcast

Lots more links, their agenda, our Hangout agenda, from:

    http://e-democracy.org/civictechhangout

Twitter:

    #safetydata - http://bit.ly/safetydatatwitter


Join our waiting list at the link just above in case more volunteers
jump forward to host additional break-out sessions starting at 12:30
p.m. Eastern.

Cheers,
Steven Clift
E-Democracy.org

P.S. Noting the USDA location for this event brought back memories.
Waaaay back in 1993, an informal group of Federal staff started a
group called Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE). As a
graduate student I was interning in the House and ended up joining
their efforts. So here is a shout out to those early pioneers!

From:
http://www.morino.org/under_sp_pro.asp

The Promise and Challenge of a New Communications Age
Unlocking the Doors to Opportunity
1995, Morino Institute.

...

7. Demand awareness and change in the government.

Government can, and must, be an integral part of the communications
revolution. Its role is crucial. Some local, state and federal leaders
and agencies are aware of the changes and potential, but many more are
not. Too often they are focused on the technology rather than on the
individual, social and economic implications. One group that is
helping is Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE), an unofficial
association of public servants and citizens exploring alternatives for
improving communications between the government and the public and for
making government information more accessible. According to Tom Tate,
of the US Department of Agriculture and one of ACE’s leaders, "Early
in the ACE experiment, several forward-thinking public servants began
looking to public access networks as vehicles for that action. Since
that time, more than 70 federal agencies have committed to making
information and personnel accessible electronically."13

Citizens should strive to see that government at all levels
understands the issues of interactive communications, that they are
receiving the right education and training and, most importantly, that
they are thinking about and implementing processes that use the medium
to benefit communities. It is absolutely essential for citizens to
require that government employess and government information become
available online and that they advocate policies which advance the
growth of interactive communications for the common good. Write
letters, attend town hall meetings, persuade elected and appointed
officials, form grass-roots lobbying organizations, work with local
groups — such as a local public access network — to form a multiplier
effect in communicating with government figures. Search out examples
of how governments in other communities are serving their citizens
through interactive communications and examine whether such benefit is
possible in your community as well. These efforts are a great way to
experience the organizing and collaborative power of interactive
communications. Help elect officials that understand and support the
responsible growth of interactive communications and educate officials
who do not.


Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org> wrote:
> Next Tuesday, Jan. 14 starting at 9 a.m. Eastern, the White House and
> Federal agencies are hosting an exciting open government event:
>
>
> "Safety Datapalooza, featuring innovators from the private, nonprofit,
> and academic sectors  who have utilized freely available government
> data to build products, services, and apps to advance public safety in
> creative and powerful ways. The event will feature safety data
> resources in areas ranging from transportation to food to consumer
> product safety, as well as tools to improve disaster preparedness and
> emergency response and to help empower Americans with information to
> make smarter, safer choices."
>
>
> After the three hour webcast, those at the in-person event will be
> connecting via small group brainstorms.
>
> Why not the rest of us too?
>
> Time for a virtual video "hangout" to go in-depth beyond the pithy
> #safetydata hashtag.
>
> E-Democracy.org is working with folks at the MIT Media Lab, the Smart
> Chicago Collaborative, and a bunch of volunteer facilitators to host
> ...
>
> *** Unofficial White House Safety Datapalooza Live Video Hangout ***
>
> We are using a network of Google Hangouts combined with MIT's
> experimental Unhangout tool.
>
> RSVP for limited slots now:
>
>      http://e-democracy.org/civictechhangout
>
> This unofficial hangout will center on a 45 minute brainstorming
> dialogue being fed into short discussion summaries that will be
> forwarded to interested White House and government staff we have
> engaged directly in recent weeks.
>
> There are a mix of general and thematic break-outs based on interest.
>
> Our video "lobby" will open at 12Noon and officially start our program
> at 12:30 p.m. Eastern (for those in the UK, that's 7:30 p.m.)
>
> As official government links emerge we are also linking them here
> (webcast, Twitter, and more):
>
>      http://e-democracy.org/civictechhangout
>
> To tune into to two-way exchange during the event outside of video, see:
>
> 1. Twitter #safetydata - http://bit.ly/safetydatatwitter
>
> 2. Safety Data LinkedIN Group - http://bit.ly/safetydatalinkedin  (experiment)
>
> 3. Safety Data Facebook Group - http://bit.ly/safetydatafacebook (experiment)
>
> Also check out Smart Chicago's Datapalooza Resources blog post:
> http://bit.ly/smartchicagosafetydata
>
>
> Thanks,
> Steven Clift
> Executive Director, E-Democracy.org
> FYI - New Voices in Civic Tech: http://bit.ly/newvoicescivictech
>
>
> Full media advisory from the White House:
>
>
> Office of Science and Technology Policy
> Executive Office of the President
> Eisenhower  Executive Office Building
> Washington, DC 20504
>
> FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
> January 10, 2013
> Media Contacts:
> Moira Vahey, 202-456-3545
> mvahey@ostp.eop.gov
> Yewande Addie, 202-720-4623Yewande.Addie@oc.usda.gov
>
>
> MEDIA ADVISORY
>
> The White House, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S.
> Department of Agriculture to Host Safety Datapalooza
>
> On Tuesday, the White House, the U.S. Department of Transportation,
> and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a "Safety
> Datapalooza," featuring innovators from the private, nonprofit, and
> academic sectors  who have utilized freely available government data
> to build products, services, and apps to advance public safety in
> creative and powerful ways. The event will feature safety data
> resources in areas ranging from transportation to food to consumer
> product safety, as well as tools to improve disaster preparedness and
> emergency response and to help empower Americans with information to
> make smarter, safer choices.
>
> Over the past few years, this Administration has launched a series of
> Open Data Initiatives, which have released troves of valuable data
> that were previously hard to access in areas such as health, energy,
> education, public safety, and global development. These data are being
> used by innovators, businesses, researchers, and the public to create
> new services and applications that benefit Americans.
>
> DATE:  Tuesday, January 14, 2013
> TIME:  9:00 a.m. ET until approximately 12:00 p.m. ET
>
> LOCATION:
> United States Department of Agriculture
> Jefferson Auditorium
> 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
> Washington, D.C.
>
> KEYSPEAKERS:
>
> ·         The Honorable Krysta Harden, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
>
> ·         The Honorable Seth D. Harris, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor
>
> ·         Todd Park, Assistant to the President, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
>
> ·         The Honorable Rich Serino, Deputy Administrator  of the
> Federal Emergency Management Agency
>
> ·         The Honorable Robert Adler, Acting Chairman of the U.S.
> Consumer Product Safety Commission
>
> ·         The Honorable Gregory Winfree, Administrator of the Research
> and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
> Transportation
>
> ·         The Honorable Janice Jacobs, Assistant Secretary for
> Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
>
> ·         The Honorable Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the
> Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department
> of Energy
>
> ·         The Honorable Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for
> Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human
> Services
>
>
> The event will also feature demonstrations of safety tools, apps, and
> resources by a range of developers, startups, businesses, researchers,
> and innovators.
>
>
> REGISTRATION:  To attend in-person, media must RSVP to
> Yewande.Addie@oc.usda.gov with the name, media outlet, phone, and
> email for each person planning to cover the event by Monday, January
> 13 at 4:00PM ET, with the subject line "Safety Datapalooza".  On the
> day of the event, media must enter Wing 5 of the United States
> Department of Agriculture South Building on Independence Avenue, SW.
>
> WEBCAST: This event will be webcast live at http://www.Wh.gov/safetydatapalooza
>
> For more information, visit  http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp
>
>
>
> ###
>
>
> Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
>   Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
>   Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
>   Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072
>
> Watch my recent speech:  http://bit.ly/newvoicesvideo
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