Gov 2.0 Summit is a non-partisan forum for advancing participation, collaboration and transparency among government, industry, and non-profit leaders. This senior-level event seeks to help bring the principles and technologies of Web 2.0 to bear in the practice of governing, with the goal of driving greater governmental efficiency and effectiveness. Gov 2.0 Expo is a conference and tradeshow designed to showcase the real-world application of Web 2.0 technologies in government and municipal sectors. Gov 2.0 Expo will feature a practical program that will teach government employees and contractors how to apply technology best practices to government programs, and will introduce new companies to the government market. Co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb.
Greg Elin (Sunlight Foundation) "Mr. Hacker Goes to Washington"
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, (Blue State Digital) "my.barackobama.com: The Secrets of Obama's New Media Juggernaut" Marketers and activists alike have taken notice of the strategies and tactics that helped put Barack Obama in the White House. Jascha will discuss the tools and techniques used by the presidential campaign? record breaking online efforts
Clay Johnson, (Sunlight Labs) "Towards a More Open Union: Ways for Us to Change America" We have a unique opportunity now, as developers and designers to change our Government. From the FEC to Recovery.gov, new sources of data are beginning to pour out of Capitol Hill and state houses across the country. What kind of opportunities arise? But how do we developers use our skills to make this data compelling, useful and open. Read more.
Carolyn Lawson (CA Public Utilities Commission) and Adrian Farley (Office of the CIO of California) "Navigating the Maze: How to Sell to the Public Sector" Public sector agencies spend billions of dollars each year on contracts with IT providers, small and large. And with the changes in Washington and at the state level, there is a greater interest than ever in Web 2.0 tools and technologies in government. How do you participate in those opportunities? Read more.
Andrew McLaughlin, (Google) "Making Government 2.0 a Reality: A Citizen's Guide to Essential Reforms" The potential for Government 2.0 is both real and exciting: technology-wise, we can now cheaply and efficiently enable a government that is transparent, participatory, collaborative, and effective. But there are some very real, very stubborn obstacles in the form of outdated laws, regulations, and policies. Andrew will outline these barriers, and set forth an agenda for reform. Read more.