Per a conversation that started here on my blog, I am pleased to announce that I (in partnership with Mark Drapeau and Peter Corbett and in cooperation with Jeffrey Levy) have, indeed, decided to move forward and initiate a Government 2.0 Camp unconference. It will take place in DC, March 27-28, 2009.
This is a 100% participant-planned, not-for-profit event that will bring together the leading thinkers from government, academia and industry to share Government 2.0 initiatives that are already in process and to collaborate about leveraging social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies to create a more efficient and effective government-Government 2.0.
The unconference format embodies these same collaborative principles as our nation’s democracy-of the people, by the people, for the people-and thus, is the ideal structure for the topic of Government 2.0. This event is a tremendous opportunity to practice what we preach and create something better collectively than we could individually
Your interest in social media and understanding of government 2.0 principles would be a tremendous asset to this event. Please get involved in planning Government 2.0 Camp.
To learn more, sign up for Government 2.0 Camp, and help to plan this event, visit the event wiki.
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Government 2.0 Camp is the inaugural event of Government 2.0 Club, a newly-launched national organization that creates opportunities for government, academia and industry to share ideas and solutions for leveraging social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies to create a more collaborate, efficient and effective government.
To participate in the ongoing discussion about Government 2.0 and to find out about future Government 2.0 events, visit Government 2.0 Club.
I look forward to working on this with you and other influential members of the Government 2.0 community. Please pass the word onto others whom you believe should be involved. Thanks so much.