Fwd: An Invitation to Participate: "Open Everything: A Conversation on Openness, Access and Transparency"
- Hi All-
I spoke to Josh last week, abut being able to forward an invitation to
the list. We are looking to find individuals working on open
government issues to participate in "Open Everything: A Conversation
on Openness, Access and Transparency." The event is scheduled for
Saturday, 6 December 2008 from 10am til 5pm, in the Capitol Conference
Room, of Grainger Hall, on the UW Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. See:
http://openeverything.wik.is/index.php?title=Madison%2C_WI for more
Individuals local to the Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago
region(s) would be great. You can self-select.
The event is basically an all day (10am-5pm) roundtable conversation
between individuals working on 'open' issues from a number of
sectors/areas: government (govtrack.us, transparency, accountability,
etc), education (open courseware, free culture, open access),
libraries (open access, public domain, creative commons), nonprofits
(accountability, transparency, oss), technology, journalism, etc.
Literally, bright and active minds from a number of sectors talking
about what has been done, what can be done, and how to work together
to get it done.
On a side note, the Madison Open Everything event, will be a sister
event to both Open Everything: Berlin, and Open Everything: Hong Kong.
Three (3) events, 3 cities, 3 countries, 1 day. Each event is a full
day event on 6 December 2008. The first cross-coordinated effort for
the Open Everything events.
We are working with Berlin and Hong Kong to establish methods so
participants from all events can collaborate and communicate if
I really hope there is someone from GovTrack.us list that is using
working with the data, that could come. Please let me know, if you
plan to attend this event. You can contact me personally, via email or
telephone at 608.241.3616 or you can RSVP your attendance using either
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=38899161287 or
If you know someone working in this realm, who lives near Madison, or
wouldn't mind traveling for an couple of hours, then please forward
this message to them.