Innovations from Open Government Conference

Someone passed along a link to the 2009 Open Government & Innovations Conference, which took place this past July in Washington, DC.

Of the ideas discussed at the conference, one of the things I found most interesting was the way the conference proceedings were created.  OpenGov introduced a “TweetBook” for the conference: a compilation of all of the tweets about any given presentation, which are compiled in chronological order and paried with the lecture slides to create the final TweetBook.  Check it out here.

I really like the idea of a TweetBook, if you have enough Twitter participation to generate a meaningful discussion that could then be summarized and published.

There were some hiccups in the plan, of course.  I’m not sure if the below is because it was a DoD event, or if nobody chose to tweet about it, or what happened.  Doesn’t speak well for the “Open Government” theme of the conference, though!


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