TransparencyCamp is a venue for your ideas and discussions because at an unconference, the attendees set the agenda. Although we do most of the schedule-building on the first day of Camp, every year we open up a forum for people to start discussing their ideas and thinking about sessions in advance. If you’re up for it, start submitting your session ideas now!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, TransparencyCamp, or TCamp, is our flagship opengov community event, hosted this year by Sunlight and the George Washington School of Media and Public Policy this May 4th – 5th in Washington DC. (If you haven’t already, click here to register! Tickets are going fast.)
You don’t have to submit an idea to our brainstorming forum to lead or submit an idea for a session at Camp, but doing so can be a great way to sound out your thoughts and link up with Campers interested in similar sessions in advance. To get started — or to see what other Campers are proposing — visit the TCamp13 Brainstorm page. There you can also vote on the sessions you would most like to see. Top vote getters are guaranteed a slot on the first day of Camp.
Once you think of a session idea, give it a clear name and a concise description that lays out what you want to accomplish during the session. Keep in mind ways to encourage discussion and creative ways of conveying your message. If you need help forging new ideas try looking at past seasons listed on the website for inspiration.
We can’t wait to see you and your ideas at TCamp!