On Saturday, over 250 people from across the United States and over 16 different countries will converge on Washington, DC* for the fourth annual TransparencyCamp. Sunlight started TransparencyCamp in 2009 to bring together folks from all over the open government landscape to build community, swap best practices, and expand the conversation about how best to make government work in the interests of the governed. (See what folks had to say about our 2010 event below.)
This year, we’ve ensured this dialogue gets outside the Beltway with scholarship programs to bring in opengov advocates and thinkers from across the country and the world. We’re excited and humbled by the enthusiasm for this event and are eager to kick off a weekend of knowledge-sharing, next-step-defining, and good clean fun.
If you’re able, we’d love for you to join us. Head to http://transparencycamp.org to register today, or show up tomorrow here to register on site. It’s going to be a full house, so reserve your spot (and secure your delicious DC Food Truck lunch) if you’re able.
Too far from DC to make it this weekend? Fear not. Rumor has it there’s a TransparencyCamp West in the works; plus, there’s always opportunities to bond with the Sunlight community via our Meetups Everywhere page.
Keep your eyes peeled at http://transparencycamp.org for our livestream of the event tomorrow and, if you’re attending, show us what the Camp looks like through your eyes by submitting your photos to our TransparencyCamp 2011 Flickr group.
Hope to see you there!
*Yeah, yeah, it’s technically in Chevy Chase, MD, but it’s literally (!) only 200ft from the DC border…and it has a DC metro stop. That counts for something, right?