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 But there are some very real, very stubborn obstacles in the form of outdated laws, regulations, and policies.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.
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.