#GovCamp Canada June 1st – what needs to be discussed?

On June 1st GovCamp Canada is happening in Ottawa, and a great group of people are already registered and attending: http://govcamp.eventbrite.com/ Thanks to the support of Microsoft and CIPS and with the involvement of a government 2.0, open gove…

On June 1st GovCamp Canada is happening in Ottawa, and a great group of people are already registered and attending: http://govcamp.eventbrite.com/

Thanks to the support of Microsoft and CIPS and with the involvement of a government 2.0, open government and government transformation practitioners and leaders from both inside and outside government, this event provides a unique opportunity to accelerate knowledge and practice as part of a national conversation at multiple levels of government in Canada.

I was honoured that organizer John Weigelt asked me to help by facilitating the unconference portion of the day and moderating the opening panel discussion.??I will be looking for participants to propose and lead session topics.

But what do we need to talk about? What are the key issues and topics in the so-called government 2.0 space in Canada, and what can we do to advance the conversation, thinking and practice in Canada?

Please leave a comment and/or tweet with the hashtag #GovCamp with your must-have session topics.

If you haven’t already, please register to attend this event, either in person in Ottawa or via the livestream being provided by our friend Walter Schwabe of FusedLogic.

Register for GovCamp Canada  in Ottawa, Ontario  on Eventbrite

11 thoughts on “#GovCamp Canada June 1st – what needs to be discussed?”

  1. Interjurisdictional opendata. Taking away the barriers to innovation by removing the jurisdictional lines and integrating the data.

  2. Removing barriers to collaborating & co-creating with the public…what needs to change to make this possible/easier?

  3. "From Gov 2.0 to Gov 2.Ohh! now I get it!" :p How do we make these crazy concepts current in our communities? KISS

  4. I’d like to suggest a discussion on "sustainable engagement" between citizens and Gov. Also, thanks for the mention Mark, much appreciated.

  5. How about a common 311 service as a mapped gov stack locator, showing those agencies/services applicable to my location. Or a common polling place locator that also pulls together candidate and other info applicable to my electoral district or ward etc. Who’s going to merge the data silos despite jurisdiction boundaries? What will the unifying layer look like; does open gov just mean better search? Is there consensus on what info/services simplified give the greatest return? Can e-democracy be baked into open gov efforts or will it have to happen organically, later?

  6. I would like to hear from citizens about how they would like to be consulted, and also, on what topics or types of stuff.

  7. Hey Mark,Wish I had known. Would be good to present SCF as there has been a bunch of inquires from the City.Have fun. We’ll try to keep an eye on the twitter channel and chime in.

  8. What’s the likelihood of governments embracing mass collaboration? ???Is government willing to entertain policy discussions in public, outside of ministry policy shops????
    To what extent is government / bureaucracy willing to collaborate with citizens since this amounts to power sharing and an acceptance that legitimate knowledge and expertise resides with citizens and not just with PMO or senior bureaucrats? ???Are political parties willing to cease their aggressive partisan tactics and accept a form of accountability capable of promoting collective learning?

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