June 6, 2009


THE ORGANIZERS of a new event on greater transparency, collaboration, efficiency, and participation in government--the underpinnings of the Government 2.0 movement--plan to showcase leading examples of Gov 2.0 in action. The event, called the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, is encouraging government-technology architects, managers, and other leaders to step forward with their real-world projects.

Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will take place Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C., alongside the Gov 2.0 Summit, a brainstorming get-together of technology and government leaders. The events are co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, which publishes InformationWeek. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Army CIO Jeffrey Sorenson will be among the featured speakers at the Gov 2.0 Summit.

Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase organizers plan to feature 20 projects, in five categories: process, provider, partner, protector, and peacemaker. There's also a product category called Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge, hosted by Sunlight Labs. Information on the event and how to submit projects for consideration can be found here.

Speakers selected for the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will give five-minute presentations, and a "Govie Award" will go to the top project in each category. It promises to be a great way to see what the Government 2.0 phenomenon is all about.

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