GovCampNSW on 19th November, 2011 in Sydney

Open government; resilient state: Innovating for government in NSW

If you work for government – or with government – whether federal, state or local, this one-day forum is for you.
GovCamp for you

This GovCamp “unconference” is simply a space to open up the public sphere conversation – to create a comfortable place where new thinking becomes possible and enables new outcomes.  There are no long presentations and the topics are yours – you get to create the agenda.

So this GovCamp is about how government works, as well as how it works for citizens.  It’s about the pressures of needing to do better government with less; about meeting growing public needs and expectations within an increasingly transparent and stretched public space.

It’s also about leverage points for innovation in NSW, such as connective technologies and open data.  We hope to hear some big-picture policy ideas and some pragmatic new-ways-of-working.

GovCampNSW is about the power of ideas and conversation. It aspires to build upon the gov-tech / 2.0 focus and look beyond to shaping innovation in government in NSW.

Discussion will include:

  • Cultural change leading to open government.
  • Social technologies and service delivery.
  • Policy 2.0: Why do apps have all the fun? 

For more info on the program and format OR to suggest topics you’d be interested in discussing on the day, please visit the GovCampNSW website at

GovCamp is for people like you

Public sector practitioners, advisers and leaders who are excited by these challenges, who seek to better understand the risks and opportunities within emerging trends. 

There are no clever corporate games; just dialogue and an open exchange of ideas.  It’s a Saturday. It’s free time, casual and as “off-the-record” as you need.  And because it’s shared conversation, you’ll take away even more than you contribute.



For my part, a recurring Gov 2.0 theme for me is social innovation and the role of the non-profit sector in service delivery. So I hope to see a good mix of government people, agitators for change (like me), engaged citizens and also the non-profit sector at this first GovCamp for NSW.

BTW I’ll be helping out, co-facilitating the conversation cafe and maybe a presentation.


One thought on “GovCampNSW on 19th November, 2011 in Sydney

  1. Thanks James.Based on registrations so far (about half-way mark) there’s 50/50 government people and non-gov. There even some to be a few gov people who are also “agitators for change”.And if you’ve seen James work a room, his conversation cafe will be fun.

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