Call closed 11:59pm 07/07/2009 EDT.
Government 2.0 is about bringing the principles and value of the web as a platform to the business of governing. Lots of people are talking about it. Who’s doing it? If you’re involved in a Government 2.0 project or initiative and have lessons to share, we want to hear from you.
Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will be a rapid-fire exposition of Government 2.0 technologies being put to use right now in the public sector. It is a preview of what to expect from the full Gov 2.0 Expo, scheduled for 2010, where we’ll bring government employees and contractors together with entrepreneurs from the private sector for a hands-on, collaborative exploration of:
Please note that proposals submitted through this page are for Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase. We will open the call for proposals for the full Gov 2.0 Expo (2010) in October.
We are asking the architects, managers, leaders and catalysts of real-life Government 2.0 projects to submit proposals for this unique event. They should represent new thinking, demonstrate the value of web 2.0 and gov 2.0 principles, and have made an impact on government and the citizens and communities it serves. We don’t know the full range of the projects that fit into the Government 2.0 revolution, which is why we’re hoping you’ll show us what you’ve got. We’re looking forward to being surprised.
Please submit your proposal to speak in a five minute slot in one of the five categories outlined below. All talks will take place on September 8th. From the submissions we receive, our program committee will chose four projects in each of the five categories described below. Each of these projects will be asked to present a five minute “lightning talk,” a format borrowed from the popular Ignite series of geek talks. For these lightning talks, each presenter is limited to 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds each, for a total of exactly five minutes. Lightning talks require intense preparation and practice, and have a high impact for the audience.
After the lightning talks in each category are presented, the four presenters will sit down with a moderator for a panel discussion to compare and contrast their experiences. Moderators will be distinguished members of the community from Washington and elsewhere.
The four projects in each category that will be presented on September 8th will be chosen by our program committee, composed of people inside and outside Washington with a diversity of experiences in the public and private sectors. On the day of the event, they will also choose one winner in each category to receive a Gov 2.0 Award. These winners will present the following day (September 9th) at the invitation-only Gov 2.0 Summit. In addition, all Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase attendees will vote on a “people’s choice” from among all twenty presentations, and that project will also have the opportunity to present their talk at Summit.
Chosen presenters will be asked to submit their 20 slides for review by August 25. Each of the chosen presenters will be awarded a free registration to both the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase and the invitation-only Gov 2.0 Summit the following day (one presenter per project, please). We ask that presenters make their travel arrangements to stay at least for the first day of the Summit because if they win on the 8th, they will need to present to the Summit audience on the 9th. Travel to the event is the responsibility of the presenters.
Please choose the category which BEST fits your submission from the choices below.
If you are interested in promoting your Government 2.0 solution at the event, contact Jessica Timmer at 206-335-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The submission deadline for all proposals is July 7, 2009.
Early registration closes July 21.
For media partnerships, contact Matthew Balthazor 949-223-3628 mbalthazor
Send an email to email@example.com.
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View a complete list of Gov 2.0 Events contacts.