Open Government Listening Sessions

Collaboration with the public on Open Government at times requires going "offline" and connecting in person with groups  who share a  passion for the subject.  Below you will find the list of events we have been a part of, and any summaries that might be available. If you have more data to add, let us know by sending an email to

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Also available: the MAX OMB Wiki conversations on Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation from February-March 2009.

November 5, 2009
Maryland Institute College of Art

October 28, 2009
NASCIO 2009 Annual Conference
Austin, Texas

October 21, 2009
Web 2.0 Summit 2009
San Francisco, CA

October 14, 2009
AIPAC Washington Professional Forum
AIPAC HQ, Washington, DC

October 6, 2009
Health 2.0 San Francisco Fall 2009 Conference
San Francisco, CA

October 5, 2009
2009 Excellence in Government conference
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

October 2, 2009
The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Report Launch
Newseum, Washington, DC

October 2, 2009
Smarter Cities Forum
Lincoln Center, New York City

September 24, 2009
Fall 2009 Telework Exchange Town Hall meeting
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

September 19, 2009
TiE Silicon Valley Special Event
Santa Clara, CA

June 17, 2009
Brookings Institute Innovation in Government Forum
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC
Event website

June 15, 2009
Department of Energy's Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board
U.S. Dept. of Energy, Forrestal Building, Rm. G-H019, Washington, DC
Agency website

June 11, 2009
Consumer Electronics Association: Line Shows/Digital Downtown Event
New York, NY
CEA website

June 10, 2009
5th Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute New Directions in Agency Rulemaking
Capital Hilton, Washington DC
Event website

June 9, 2009
Aspen Institute   Event: The Innovation Economy
The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
Aspen Institute website

June 05, 2009
HiMSS Government Health IT Conference
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC
Conference agenda

June 02, 2009
ACT/IAC Management of Change Conference
Marriott Norfolk Waterside, Norfolk, VA
ACT website

June 01, 2009
ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Press release

May 28, 2009
National Archive and Records Administration Conference: RACO 2009: Collaborating Across Boundaries: Government Records and Social Media
ITC Reagan Building, Washington, DC
Event website

May 26, 2009
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Event
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

May 14, 2009
Sunshine in Government
White House Conference Center, DC
Sunshine in Government website

May 13, 2009
CENDI (Commerce, Energy NASA, Defence, Information) Meeting
National Agricultural Library (appearance via phone)
CENDI website

May 12, 2009
Champions of Participation II Senior Agency Managers, hosted by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy, and Harvard University’s Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Transportation Security Administration
Champions of Participation website

May 5, 2009
Online Dispute Resolution in a Technology-oriented Healthcare World
Washington, DC
Event website

April 30, 2009
NASCIO Conference - "IT Enabled Change"
Baltimore, MD
Event website

April 20, 2009
48th Annual Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO): "Transformational Leadership:  Steering a New Course"
Hyatt Chesapeake Cambridge, MD

April 14, 2009
Open Innovation for Government: Answering President Obama's Call for More Open, Effective Public Service
Global Development Commons at USAID panel discussion
GDC website

March 30, 2009
Champions of Participation II
One Washington Circle Hotel, DC
Event video

March 20, 2009
Opening Doors: finding the Keys to Open Government
The Center for American Progress, DC
Event website

March 9-12, 2009
White House Listening Sessions on Open Government
White House Conference Center, DC

February 19, 2009
Federal Webmanagers webinar
Federal Webmanagers website

February 10, 2009
International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration
ICA website

February 6, 2009
CIO Council Executive Committee Meeting
American Institute of Architects, DC
CIO Council website