CivX 2013 - Local Government in the 21st Century

The most current and useful information on Open Data and how it applies to local governments is the subject of a multi-speaker workshop scheduled for December 4th. Register now for your chance to hear over ten thought-provoking presentations at the Wosk Centre – Vancouver's premier dialogue venue.  Presented by LMLGA and CivicInfo BC, CivX 2013: “Open Government, Open Data, Open Future” is open to all audiences.

The speaker list is varied and features an address by David Eaves, a public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and negotiation expert. Rapid 20-minute presentations will be provided by the following experts, and will include a question and answer period:

  • Michael McEvoy, Deputy BC Information & Privacy Commissioner
  • Jury Konga, Canada Ambassador, The Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Herb Lainchbury, President, Open Data BC Society
  • Dave Teixeira, City of Port Moody, CKNW Radio Host, & Communications
  • Connie Fair, President & CEO, BC Assessment
  • Bill Reid, Performance Reporting Expert, MNP Consulting
  • Jonathon McIntyre, President, i-Open Technologies
  • Jonathan Mark, Open Data Advocate, City of Vancouver (retired)
  • John Prcip & Prashant Shukla, Crowd Capital Experts, SFU Beedie School of Business
  • Cst. Michael Russell, Media Spokesperson & Social Media Officer, Victoria Police Department

What is CivX?
CivX events are an idea exchange for anyone within the BC local government sector.  Each event focuses on a specific theme, and features short, 20-minute presentations that showcase innovative ideas and projects. Presenters may come from local governments, academia, not-for-profits, or the private sector. Anyone with an interesting story to share may be invited to present, although commercial sales pitches are not permitted.

Who should attend?
Anyone in the local government sector is encouraged to attend, including elected officials, staff, and people who work for local government oriented companies and not-for-profits.  The mix of attendees is deliberately broad to encourage an exchange of ideas across a diverse range of people within the sector.  

Simon Fraser University Vancouver
Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Date:      Wednesday December 4, 2013
Time:      8:30am – 4:30pm (Registration open at 7:30am)
Cost:      $185 plus GST (includes lunch)

CivX thanks our sponsors: MABC, Fortis BC, MNP Consulting and Open Data BC Society

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