O'Reilly Media and TechWeb Announce Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase
New Event to Bestow Govie Awards and Host Apps for America 2 Competition
Jun 2, 2009
O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events, today announce the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, a one day event featuring government projects that leverage the Web as a platform. The event will highlight the projects leading toward transparency, participation and collaboration in government. Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will take place September 8, 2009 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will feature 20 government 2.0 projects in five categories, selected by a panel of judges, and will bestow the first ever Govie Awards to the top project in each category. In addition, the Showcase will host the Sunlight Foundation's Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge, the winner of which will also receive a Govie.
Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase is currently seeking submissions from architects, managers, leaders and catalysts of real-life Gov 2.0 projects that represent new thinking, demonstrate the value of Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 principles, and that have made an impact on government and the citizens and communities it serves. Participating speakers will each deliver five minute presentations on their innovative technology and its impact on government, and discuss their experiences with fellow presenters in a panel format.
Prospective speakers are asked to submit their project in one of the following categories, conceived around core functions of government as:
-- Process -- Provider -- Partner -- Protector -- Peacemaker -- Product-This last category is the Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge, hosted by Sunlight Labs.
Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase previews the larger Gov 2.0 Expo scheduled for May 2010. The Gov 2.0 Expo is a companion event to the inaugural Gov 2.0 Summit, an invitation-only gathering of technology and government leadership. While the Gov 2.0 Summit is restricted in its attendance, the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase (like the Gov 2.0 Expo in 2010) is open to all interested parties, and is intended to bring the wider community of gov 2.0 advocates and practitioners together.
Registration for the two events is separate.
More information on submitting projects for consideration can be found at http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2009. Registration will open mid-June.
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