Play Your Part at Singapore's 2nd GovCamp

Its time once again for GovCamp Singapore, our island's only "unconference" focusing on how citizens and government can work together to improve our lives using technology as an enabler.

The second event this year - I moderated one of the sessions in the first in on 19 January - GovCamp looks at positioning government as a platform to engage key stakeholders in a country (namely everyone of us!) in a spirit of open collaboration, ideation, networking, and joint problem solving.

With the theme “Connecting People, Data and Ideas”, the second GovCamp will have the twin pillars of "Engagement" and "Open Data as a platform for Co-Creation". Do show your support at their wiki page and feel free to propose a new topic if you have a burning issue to get off your chest!

Other than the open session, distinguished academics like Professor Jane Fountain from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor Ashish Lall from the LKY School of Public Policy, and Professor Pallab Saha from the Institute of Systems Science will share their collective wisdom and insights.

Generously sponsored - and organised - by the good folks from Microsoft Singapore with the support of IDA Singapore and NUS, GovCamp Singapore looks at making our community truly open and transparent for anybody who wishes to participate.  Do your part to contribute by signing up and attending the event, providing your inputs, or better yet, presenting a topic for discussion.

The best thing about this is that admission if FREE (so hurry and sign up if you want a place).

Singapore GovCamp
18 November 2011 (Friday)
The Rock Auditorium, Suntec City
3 pm to 10 pm
Registration details here.
Follow them on Twitter (#GovCampSG), like their Facebook page, or collaborate on their Wiki page.

NB - If you'd like to understand a little more about the principles of Government 2.0, you could check out my previous blog post on the topic here

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