I’m chairing the Social Media for Government Conference in Ottawa today and tomorrow. (Hashtag: #ALI)
The conference is organized by the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI). They’ve lined up a strong lineup of presenters. Today’s speakers include: the Government of Canada’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Braybrook and Thomas Kearney, Treasury Board’s Director of Enterprise Architecture, Mark Faul and Chris Wightman from the City of Ottawa, Jennifer Bell from VisibleGovernment.ca, Colin McKay from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and Jack Holt from the U.S. Department of Defence.
I’ll be urging the conference participants to post their impressions and thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #ALI. If you’re interested in what’s being said about social media and government in Ottawa, please feel free to follow along. And if you have thoughts about what is being said, we’d welcome you to contribute your ideas to the Twitter stream.
And if you want more info on the conference, Mark Faul from the City of Ottawa set up an event blog for the Social Media for Government Conference. Hopefully, there’ll be more good content posted there during and after the conference.
So, you don’t have to be in the room to participate in the conference. I hope that you’ll join us through social media.