Transparent, Collaborative, Participatory - Grass Roots Implementation of the Open Government Directive

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in Steel


The Obama administration signed the Open Government Directive on its first day in office, promising to make government more collaborative, transparent and participatory. This panel will explore nongovernmental projects currently underway throughout the US and world that aim to forward this vision.


Projects and tools are being created worldwide with the aim of creating more collaborative decision-making processes. ParticipateDB ( currently lists 131 tools and 157 projects dedicated to this purpose. This panel will explore the broad themes of this movement, featuring representatives from several of these efforts.

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