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Gov 2.0 Canberra lunch - February 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

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Canberra Gov 2.0 lunch with Chris Quigley, February 2011
Note that the event is free, however lunch is at your own expense at the venue. You must select an item from the lunch menu during registration.
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For the first Canberra Gov 2.0 lunch for 2011 we're very fortunate to have an international speaker, Chris Quigley, a co-founder of Delib from the UK.

Chris's experience crosses viral marketing, social media and e-democracy. He has an ongoing interest in how people, business and government interact, and how the internet (especially social media) are changing relationships.

He has been working in the Open Government space for almost ten years across both the UK and the US. He was involved in some of the earliest crowd-sourcing projects in the US, under the former President George Bush.

Chris's company, Delib, was asked by the current US government to build an ideas-sharing website to "crowdsource thoughts" about how to design a portal that would monitor the US's $787bn (£510bn) stimulus plan. The result was

Chris was also involved in the design of the UK government's 'Your Freedom' website, designed to allow UK citizens to discuss laws they wanted to see changed or removed. The site received 11,546 ideas, 72,836 comments and 190,175 ratings.

Alongside his Open Government work, Chris is also a co-founder of The Viral Ad Network, a specialist automated syndication platform for branded content and of Rubber Republic, a specialist viral ad agency (which also has a strong interest in socks).

Learn more about Chris in The Guardian's article, "The man opening up government".

If you are able to join us at Café in the House in the Old Parliament House for lunch Chris will be providing an overview of the Open Government experience in the UK and US.

Please note that, due to the size of the group, the venue requires that attendees nominate the lunch item they will have ahead of time.


Below is the limited menu from Café in the House for the event. Please select the item you wish to have while registering. Attendees are responsible for paying for their own lunch.

Lunch menu

Regional tasting plates (a plate of delicacies from the Canberra region, all served with a selection of Reidsdale chutney, Homeleigh Grove olives and Gingerbread Bakery bread).

  • Seafood tasting plate (example; Oysters, smoked trout, marinated sardines)    $18.90
  • Kitchen Cabinet tasting plate (example: cold cuts, comfit duck, chicken liver pate)   $18.90
  • Vegetarian tasting plate (example; pumpkin and fetta blinis, zucchini fritter)  $18.90
  • Cheese tasting plate; local cheeses from Small Cow farm, Hobbit farm and highland organics $18.90

Pan fried fish of the day with seasonal vegetables and herb pesto $19.90

Greenhill biodynamic sirloin steak with blue cheese sauce, Greek style salad and chips $19.90

Chef's quiche (V) with summer salad $19.90

Beer battered south coast fish and chips with mixed salad and tartare sauce $19.90



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When & Where

18 King George Terrace
Canberra, 2600

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

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