21st – 22 July 2010, Rydges World Square, Sydney LEARN HOW TO: * Build a culture of engagement * Select the most appropriate engagement tools and use them effectively * Successfully balance online and traditional methods of engagement * Manage… more
Senator Lundy and Pia Waugh – founders of the Public Sphere initiative – outline the three pillars of Open Government and how they relate to Gov 2.0. They also present Public Sphere as a Gov 2.0 case study for crowdsourcing… more
The open source software world has a lot to teach us about collaborating to produce ‘public goods’. Miriam Lyons explores the parallels and flags some ideas on how we can overcome the obstacles to upgrading democracy.
Barry Saunders presents a practical how-to-guide for public servants, politicians or community organisers who want to start using Web2.0 tools.
How many Australians hate voting, let alone think of taking a more active role in the development of Government policy? Miriam Lyons argues that the most effective form of democratic renewal is for governments to let more citizens through the… more
Matt Crozier and Crispin Butteriss, from Bang the Table, outline key mechanisms for managing the risks of online engagement, but point out that the bigger risk is faced by those who don’t engage.
Mark Elliot, Darren Sharp and Matt Cooperrider from Collabforge draw on their experience with successful collaborative policy development projects to provide guidelines for effective community engagement in the policy process.
Lee Bryant and James Dellow, of Europe’s leading social technology consultancy, Headshift, propose the application of some 21st century solutions to Australia’s problems: use government spending to seed innovation; harness people power for rapid, iterative improvements to policies and services;… more
In 2004, the South Australian state government introduced a whole-of-state Strategic Plan for South Australia, with data transparency at its heart. Amy King looks at the successes achieved in South Australia as a model that can be followed by the… more