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  1. How 21st Century Tools Are Disrupting Global Power to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    It has become an article of faith that the United States and Europe are declining powers, that power is transferring from West to East, and from North to South. In ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J, 6th floor (map)

  2. SOPA/PIPA: Why the Open Internet Needs Us to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    This January, 15 million people came out and had their voice heard in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP act. Major technology organizations and startups, ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  3. Do People Really Want Participatory Government? to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    President Obama’s Open Government Directive established a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Federal agencies were required to expand citizen participation, leading to an abundance of dialogs, town halls, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 8A, 3rd floor (map)

  4. The White House on the Road to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    With the commoditizaion of digital technologies for engagement, organizations are beginning to see the opportunity to go one step further by bridging the gap between the virtual and the physical ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB, 3rd floor (map)

  5. Fixing Broke(n) Governments Through Serious Games to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    It’s no secret. Local, state and federal governments face budget shortfalls, spending cuts and reduced service—in a political climate that favors gridlock. Serious games have emerged as a viable approach ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  6. Open Source Government, Enterprise and Innovation to

    Solo on Sunday 11th March

    What happens when you throw open the doors of government and let the public decide what happens? Join Rohan Silva, senior policy adviser to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  7. Crowdsourcing Government: Why Access Matters to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    A public right to data is key to unlocking the biggest enterprise opportunity of our time: integrating social media with public services. Open government combines transparency with citizen participation. This ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  8. Roads to Power to

    Book Reading on Sunday 11th March

    From 1790 to 1830, the first government-sponsored information revolution hit Europe, an interkingdom highway system of thousands of miles of roads that connected London with her capital cities. How deep ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G, 4th floor (map)

  9. Hacking the Citizen Experience to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    Citizens interact with their governments (local or national) every day, and they increasingly do this via websites, phone apps, or other types of technology. Many of these interfaces are uninformed ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  10. Sunspots: The Promise and Pitfalls of Gov 2.0 to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Open government and transparency activists asked for it: data available through open APIs and digital formats. Now that we have some of it, the dark spots on the sun are ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  11. Open Data FAIL: How Government Fakes Transparency to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    This talk will expose the slight of hand tricks used by government agencies to make them appear more transparent than they are. "Transparency" is a common buzz word that suggests ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  12. The Human Cost of Failed Government Technology to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    In 2005, the State of Texas signed a contract worth close to $900 million dollars with an alliance of private firms to manage the eligibility process for applying for Food ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  13. Not Your Average G-Men: Delivering Awesome.gov to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Whether integrating hospital ratings in your web search results, serving up Farmers Market open data, texting health tips to expecting mothers, or striving for no official website at all (what?!), ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  14. The Next Frontier of Public Services to

    Solo on Monday 12th March

    What comes after Gov 2.0? In this fast-paced and highly immersive session, best-selling author William Eggers takes you on a worldwide tour of the future of public services. You’ll hear ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  15. Government As a Catalyst: Prizes 4 Tech Innovation to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Want to make some money? Federal agencies have recently been given the authority by Congress to sponsor competitions for individuals, groups, and companies to develop new ideas and technology innovations ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  16. How the White House is Mobilizing Social Media to

    Solo on Tuesday 13th March

    From his first day in office, President Obama put a priority on an open and engaging government. From Hangouts to hashtags, the White House is utilizing social media to interact ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon E (map)

  17. Cool Like You, Gov Private Sector Envy to

    Panel on Tuesday 13th March

    Will we someday look to the government technologist as a Web superstar? An innovation idol? A technology trailblazer? In this session we will explore how government technologists deal with the ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  18. Senate Committees Push Boundaries on Social Media to

    Dual on Tuesday 13th March

    The bulk of social media and Web 2.0 use in Congress and state legislatures has until now largely been composed of personal tweets and posts by legislators and staff, pushing ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)