[open-government] Join us - CityCamp World Tour?

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Tue Jul 20 15:43:35 BST 2010

Kevin Curry and others including myself are putting out the word to
gather interesting in a "CityCamp" world tour of unconferences at the
intersection of local Gov 2.0, transparency, and citizen
participation. The initial Chicago CityCamp attracted a dynamic mix of
people coming from e-government, social media, civic engagement,
digital inclusion, software development perspectives, etc. - a truly
cross-cutting, silo busting group of participants.

If you want a city in your country (there is some special interest in
developing countries) on the prospecting list, it is important to say
something now.

A great way to stand up and be counted is to join the main CityCamp
Exchange online group and post to this topic:


Join the group from:


You can also contact Kevin Curry directly:  kmcurry at gmail.com - See
his note below.

E-Democracy.org will be doing all it can to support these important
convenings and continue to support the main online exchange among
participants. I encourage other organizations to step up and
contribute as well.

Steven Clift

From: kevin curry <kmcurry at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM
Subject: [CityCamp Exchange] City Camp World Tour?
To: citycamp at forums.e-democracy.org

City Campers,

Over the past several months I've fielded many questions about when and
where the next City Camp will happen.  City Camp
DC - http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCampDC - already happened.  As a
result of those questions - and some convincing by a
handful of you - I've started thinking seriously about the answer(s).

In a nutshell, I'm thinking about a City Camp "world tour" starting in 2010
and continuing through 2011.  I've been in contact with potential local
partners in Philadelphia, London, and Edmonton.  Additionally, I've be asked
about feasibility of conducting City Camps in developing nations:  Africa,
India, Indonesia.  The Code for America cities make sense, too.

Ultimately it will take committed, local partners to determine where City
Camp World Tour (CCWT) will land.  I'll need help finding facilities,
caterers, sponsors, and most importantly:  local government participants.

So, I'm appealing to you all today for help finding those local partners.
 Based on highly scientific research I'm most interested in these cities:

Washington, D.C.
New York
London, UK
Helsinki, Finland
Mumbai, India
Ahmedabad, India
Kigali, Rwanda
Nairobi, Kenya
Johannesburg, South Africa
Manila, Philippines
Bangkok, Thailand
Edmonton, Canada
Galway, Ireland
St. Petersburg, Russia
Auckland or Wellington, New Zealand
(Central/South America?)

Here's a map view:

But I'm open to working on a City Camp wherever I can find a local partner.
 Please contact me directly ff you are interested in becoming a local
partner and are confident that you can handle the responsibility.  Please
also share this with your other networks.

Thank You,

Kevin Curry
Virginia Beach, VA

Kevin Curry
Virginia Beach
Info about Kevin Curry: http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/1QopOcbYAJLsQNo3nWFQWQ

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