It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since GovCamp 2010 was held in Ottawa last June. Those conversations brought together thought leaders with great ideas for cities, for provinces and for Canada as a whole. When collected with the conversations happening at other events like MISA, Lac Carling, Tweet Ups, Workshops and others the impact has been tremendous.
We’ve seen a number of Governments, departments and ministries put and increasing amount of data openly available on the Internet. We’ve seen communities come together for dialogue where dialogue wasn’t possible. We’ve seen this dialogue evolve to action once there was a better understanding of what was needed and what was available. The collective approach that serves as a foundation to the Open Government movement was illustrated in last September’s Open Government resolution announced by Canadian Information and Privacy Commissioners.
Canada remains a clear leader in the exploration of Open Government and the innovative approaches it presents towards government transformation. GovCamp Canada 2011 seeks to extend the conversations and build increasing momentum behind the ideas and ultimately solutions for innovative approaches for how governments, individuals and business interact.