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Tech@State: Wiki.Gov

U.S. Department of State's Office of eDiplomacy

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

Tech@State: Wiki.Gov

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Tech@State: Wiki.Gov is going to be part of Wikimania 2012, scheduled for July 12-13 in Washington, DC.  We'll host the Wikis and the Public Sector track of Wikimania 2012.  Taking place over two days, Tech@State: Wiki.Gov starts with the Wikimania 2012 Opening Ceremony on July 12 at 9:00 AM at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium and is followed by five sessions at the Betts Theater in the Marvin Center.  Please join us to hear discussions that center on how wikis and their associated technologies can be used: 

  • In the federal government to collaborate internally, and share information across agencies;??
  • At the local level to engage citizens and provide greater access to a variety of information; and
  • By research institutions and civil society organizations to improve collaboration.

Like all Tech@State events, registration is free.  A ticket for Tech@State:Wiki.Gov will allow entry to the Wikimania 2012 Opening Session and the five Tech@State:Wiki.Gov sessions.  If you want to attend more of the Wikimania 2012 sessions, you can register here (Note: There is a fee for Wikimania 2012 registration).

We know that some of you will not be able to attend both days and have therefore created three ticket options depending on the days that you will be at the conference (Thursday only, Friday only, both days).  Please select the correct option and help us ensure that as many people as possible can participate in the conference.

A summary of the Tech@State:Wiki.Gov agenda is included below.  See our website – tech.state.gov for a complete agenda with more info on each presentation and speaker.


Thursday, July 12



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration – Marvin Center

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Wikimania Opening Ceremony – Lisner Auditorium

Session I


11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Keynote Speech –  Beth Simone Noveck, Author of ‘Wiki Government’ and Former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Ignite sessions featuring new ideas for wikis

Session II


2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Institutional Collaboration

Session III


3:40 PM – 5:00 PM

Local Wikis


Friday, July 13


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration (Friday only guests) - Marvin Center

Session IV


9:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Federal Government Wikis I

Session V


10:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Federal Government Wikis II

12:00 PM

Tech@State Ends


Tech@State is organized by the Department of State in partnership with Wikimania 2012, the George Washington University Law School, and MetroStar Systems.

Tech@State connects technologists to the goals of U.S. diplomacy and development through physical and virtual networking events.  As part of Secretary Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft initiative, Tech@State brings together leaders, innovators, government personnel and others to collaborate on 21st century technology solutions to improve the education, health and welfare of the world’s population.  Previous Tech@State events have covered the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, Mobile Money, Civil Society 2.0, Open Source,Serious GamesData Visualizaton, and Real-Time Awareness.

Have questions about Tech@State: Wiki.Gov? Contact U.S. Department of State's Office of eDiplomacy

When & Where

Marvin Center, George Washington University
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

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