Parliamentary Wiki Day/Canberra
Still open. A possibility is May 2012, which is Information Awareness month.
Best to split in two parts.
#1: Info session
"engaging the community for better policy outcomes." Wikis, social media. Location: At APH, and free. Who: Higher level people. Aim at politicians but also invite high level department people. Run before parliament, 8am.
#2: Multiple sessions, same day.
Location: Probably better to be out of APH, to get wifi and to have the option of charging a fee. Who: Implementers, people responsible for the community engagement stuff & social media; staffers. (Govt people only, unless invited? Govt people will be more comfortable if there are limits to who is there?)
Format ideas for #2
- 2 hr on a topic - cultural institutions, parliament...
- 20 mins at beginning for talks, can be streamed. The rest is private and hands-on.
- We know someone in parliament who could stream and store talks.
Venue for first part
Venue for second part
- Not Parliament itself - perceived as having political alignment.
- Catering isn't essential (but set expectation correctly)
- BYO food, or
- Modest charge for food - see below.
- Free may look like it's not serious. Possibly some free public sessions later or on a different day?
- Say (guessing) $100 per session or $200 for the day, to cover catering, costs & time. (Too expensive -> wrong crowd.) People could ask for their training budget to be used, or petty cash.
- Gov2 govdex group. Craig Thomler or someone
- Gov2 google group
- NLA/Nat archives
- Liam Wyatt: excellent GLAM connections, run a session on wiki for cultural institutions.
- James Dellow from HeadShift. @chieftech. May like to do a primer on engaging with community. Has worked with govt a lot.
- Invite Qld police online communications person, James Kliemt - could talk on emergency management & social media.
- Steve Collins aka @trib
- Minister Gary Gray
- Office of the information commissioner - relates to public access. Pitch: integrating wikis into the FOI process - becoming public. Non-public-editable, but gives ease of collaborative editing between govt depts.
- Federated social web tools for government intranets [my idea - didn't talk about it with our friend.]
- Chriswaterguy (Chris Watkins)
A wiki and Gov2.0 focused BarCamp, for the weekend following, or an evening? This gives parliamentarians an introduction to the concepts first, with the opportunity of engaging in a public event soon afterwards.