Upcoming Events Sign in to RSVP.
Detailed View Compact View Calendar View
Time Zone: Eastern Time (sign in to edit)
None yet.

Previous Events
Live Café
Email color lightSpacerTwitterSpacerLinkedinSpacerFacebook
Saturday, Dec 1 at 5:36p Eastern Time - Convert Time Zone

The always-on meeting place for this circle. Drop in anytime.

Enter the Event
TransparencyCamp Online
Email color lightSpacerTwitterSpacerLinkedinSpacerFacebook
Sunday, Mar 19 at 11:00a Eastern Time (180 minutes) - Convert Time Zone

Buy tickets here:

1. Spread the word about your opengov or civic tech project.
2. Network with other innovators.
3. Bring the toughest questions and challenges you're facing and gain insights from other participants.

TransparencyCamp Online is an “unconference” for opengov. Each year, journalists, developers, technologists, policy-makers, government officials, students, academics, wonks and everyone in between gather together to share knowledge about how to use new technologies and policies to make our government really work for the people—and to help our people work smarter with our government.

Enter the Event
jspady Bill Wendel1 hwwf Richard Lang Marc Joffe howarddy Joly MacFie shahrzad.rizvi philk13 MikZapata connekt Paul Hyland leslie_mtc Glenn McKnight davidmooreppf lilylily1 DemocracyApps Mattr kristin wolff Lucas Cioffi
2016 OpenGov & CivicTech Online Unconference
Email color lightSpacerTwitterSpacerLinkedinSpacerFacebook
Saturday, Jan 28 at 11:00a Eastern Time (180 minutes) - Convert Time Zone

Buy tickets here:

1. Spread the word about your civic tech project.
2. Network with other innovators.
3. Bring the toughest questions and challenges you're facing and gain insights from other participants.

Enter the Event
stephenbuckley Ele Munjeli tbonnema Bill Wendel1 ChrBaudry mjamili Beret Odell Gordon Hardwick Andrew Bryant davidrnewman Anil Pattni hdrewgalloway H. Drew Galloway alida.beck aschreiner hwwf Richard Lang scott.brown Lawrence Grodeska Charlie Wisoff robert vogel Marc Joffe J T Johnson Larry Schooler1 mark and tony loreleikelly mark.keida Tom Johnson fritzclauson howarddy Joly MacFie raysanz Mary Jo Kaplan jbstephens Ron DuPlain katie kelsfoster Christian Dahlhausen Brittany Morse Rachel Ginger Paque BriGette McCoy shahrzad.rizvi DemocracyApps Matthew Ramirez Yul Anderson Kacie Kocher kristin wolff Andrea Moed Lucas Cioffi C. Theodor Stiegler Elena Yunusov
Conversation with Open Government Partnership Researcher Dr. Brad Gutierrez
Email color lightSpacerTwitterSpacerLinkedinSpacerFacebook
Monday, Nov 14 at 11:00a Eastern Time (60 minutes) - Convert Time Zone

Dr. Brad Gutierrez, newly assigned independent researcher for the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the Open Government Partnership invites you to join him for an introductory conversation about the state of the U.S. Government's Third National Action Plan and its constituent 45 commitments. Dr. Gutierrez' mandate is to research and report on the status of the commitments, the level of engagement between government and civil society, and to make recommendations for future actions.

The Action Plan is divided into thematic areas of focus for the commitments. These include:
- Open Government to Improve Public Services (Commitments 1-12)
- Access to Information (13-23)
- Public Participation (24-27)
- Government Integrity (28-31)
- Fiscal Transparency (32-34)
- Justice and Law Enforcement (35-36)
- Support Open Government at the Sub-National Level (37-40)
- Open Government to Support Global Sustainable Development (41-45)

To guide this conversation, Dr. Gutierrez would like every one to review the Action Plan and the U.S. Government's Self-Assessment and consider responses to two basic questions. First, do the commitments contained in the Action Plan matter, are they addressing issues of importance to the broad American citizenry and its relationship with its government? Second, what role did you play or were you offered to play in consulting on the development of these commitments? For those who are interested in this conversation, but are unable to attend this event, please feel free to email Dr. Gutierrez to offer your thoughts or to schedule a one-on-one conversation. He can be reached at Links to the two documents are here:

Action Plan:

Self Assessment:

Thank you for interest in this important initiative.

Enter the Event
stephenbuckley BradGutierrez Yul Anderson
OpenGov & CivicTech at the Crossroads
Email color lightSpacerTwitterSpacerLinkedinSpacerFacebook
Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:00a Eastern Time (180 minutes) - Convert Time Zone

Depending on how you look at things, the fields of OpenGov and Civic Tech are either in full retreat or preparing for the next major push forward.

The purpose of this 3-hour online unconference is to catch our breath as a community. 40+ people have already signed up on the Eventbrite page. You can RSVP here or there.

Please skim these two articles before the event begins:
Civic Tech's Act III Is Beginning by Joshua Tauberer
An Education in Community Technology by Daniel X. O’Neil

The provocative quote from Dan's article: "Yes, the civic tech movement should be shelved. It has run its course. The models of hack nights and civic apps and techno-determinist solutions have proven ineffective."


Government Commitments - Myth or Reality? (Brad Gutierrez)
Bringing new energy and people to Civic Tech (Eric Arellano)

Enter the Event
stephenbuckley Ele Munjeli jspady lellinor Larry Schooler Bill Wendel1 howarddy BentleyDavis ddfridley Matthew Ramirez BradGutierrez Yul Anderson Eric Arellano Kacie Kocher kristin wolff Mila Frerichs neil lena55 Dawn Johnson Joy luigi M. Page-Lieberman ☥ חי Alex Howard Mary Kate Mezzetti mattkkirby andrade Andrea Moed Brenda Pitts

All My Previous Events
Links to the events you have attended are available in your dashboard.
What do you want to do?

Scroll down to load this area.
Important Safety Notice
QiqoChat is a great starting point for research.
For critical questions (health, financial, legal, etc), be sure to gather information from many trustworthy websites.
Be familiar with these safety guidelines when reading any advice on the Internet.

Q Spacer       We believe that groups, organizations, and communities thrive when their members build relationships by sharing knowledge.

Lucas Cioffi is the founder of QiqoChat. He is an Iraq War veteran turned software developer. While serving for three years on the board of a national non-profit with 1700 members, he saw the potential for new tools to make sharing organizational knowledge more fun and efficient.

More About QiqoChat