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Gov 2.0 Camp New England

All camp activities will be held in the Littauer Building at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, located at 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The Kennedy School is a short walk from the Harvard Square T Station, and public parking is available in the area. See the Kennedy School website for maps and detailed directions.


Download schedule grid for Sessions 2 and 3


8:00 am – 9:00 am  Registration/breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Welcoming remarks from organizing committee and explanation of how the day works

Introductions (everyone in the room introduces themselves)

Session proposals and schedule creation

Lightening talks to kick off the day
10:55 am – 11:55 pm

Session I

L130 - Mapping

L140 - Civic Engagement






12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (lunch will be provided)
1:10 pm - 2:05 pm

Session II


L130 – Democratizing, Structuring, and Transforming Data (Davis Stevenson, Jeff Sonstein, Dan O’Neil)



Prototyping Systems for Participation

Social Media for Civic Engagement (Yasmin Fodil and Anna York)

Transparency and Infrastructure Projects (Nick Grossman)

Engaging Citizens in Data-Driven Collaboration: Case Study City of Somerville (Ryan Anderosoff)



Beyond Youtube Trends, Tips, Ideas for Video on Websites (Hugh MacKay)

Open Government versus 20th Century Rules (Open Meeting Rule) (Michael DeChiara)

Open Government (Video Minutes)


L230 – Tweet like a Pro (Sarah Bourne)


L280 – The New Government Meets the New Media (James Turner)


L332 – Use of E-Government Topics During Elections (Charles Lenchner)


L382 – Web 2.0 and Foreign Policy (Kate Krontiris)


324 – Social Media Mobile Tech for Reaching Out to Africa & Developing World (Naima)



2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Session III


L130 – The Convergence of Open Gov and New Media Tech: A Local Government Case Study (Video Minutes)


L140 – Business models for free open gov (Christian Jacqz)


L150 – Getting to Yes (Brad Blake and Jess Weiss)


L230 – What possible use of games to be Gov 2.0 (Shave Nerad and Scott Macmillan)


L280 – Open Source Alternative to PACER

L332 – Open Info Flows in Disasters: Haiti and Chile (John Crowley)


L382 – Teaching Applied Civics to 7-12th Graders @ MIT (Shava Nerad)


324 – Data Visualization for Government Transparency (Many Eyes) – Irene and Yannick

Malkin Penthouse (Take elevator to 4th floor) - Transparency and Participation in a Democracy; What’s the Point? (Rob Goodspeed)
Where is the outrage? Advocacy for Data: A Tale of Things Gone Wrong (Guido Stein)

3:25 pm - 3:55 pm Closing remarks
Happy Hour!

Tommy Doyle's (96 Winthrop Street)

A limited number of free drink tickets will be available thanks to Happy Hour sponsor EchoDitto


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