Two weeks. Three fabulous events.

gov2qld logoIt’s been a big year for the Government 2.0 in Queensland Community of Practice (or gov2qld as we prefer to call it!).

And we’re not done yet!

It’s so exciting to see our community involved in three big events in Brisbane over the next two weeks. Whatever your particular interest area under the “Government 2.0” banner, there is something for you.

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On Internal Social Media use in Government Agencies

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The next gov2qld networking event will be held at the Gardens Point Campus of QUT (full details below).

This month we will focus our ‘Government 2.0 Intensive Care’ session on a subject that many of you are talking about if not actively working on at the moment, the use of Internal Social Media within agencies and departments.

We will look in particular at efforts to incorporate tools like Yammer into the culture of organisations with some success stories but also some challenges encountered. This will be another panel discussion with lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss your own experiences.

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On Beth Noveck’s Visit to Brisbane

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Professor Beth Noveck

UPDATE: Unfortunately Beth Noveck has had to cancel this visit due to health reasons. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her here in Brisbane in the near future.

Exciting to see that Professor Beth Noveck is visiting Brisbane on Monday 25th July and will be speaking at a free event organised and hosted by QUT.

Professor Brian Fitzgerald will be joining her in the session where both professors will talk on Government 2.0 – Theory and Practice.

Professor Noveck has been at the forefront of this work in the USA and internationally. Her book Wiki Government provides conceptual depth to the ideas while her leading role in the Peer to Patent Project and most recently The Open Government Initiative (within the US government) have established her as an expert practitioner in the area. Professor Fitzgerald, a member of the Federal Government’s Gov 2.0 Taskforce in 2009, and his research team at QUT have lead international thinking on new models for licensing of public sector information since their discovery in 2004 that Creative Commons licences could be applied to public sector information. His two volume edited collection on Access to Public Sector Information: Law Technology and Policy is a key resource in this area.

Highly recommended to all of the @gov2qld community. More details and RSVP information here.

On a Single Web presence for Government

June’s gov2qld networking event will be held at the Police Headquarters in Roma Street (Details below).

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After a great panel discussion on the legal aspects of Government 2.0 last month, this month we will focus our ‘Government 2.0 Intensive Care‘ session on another hotly requested topic, that of a ‘Single Web Experience for Government’. Once again we will have a facilitated panel discussion with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Continue reading