What sorts of ideas and issues will be discussed, analyzed and debated at TransparencyCamp this year? You decide!
As an “unconference,” TCamp is truly fueled by the people. In fact, attendees (yes, all of them) set the schedule for the conference — also known as “the Wall” — and are encouraged to step up and lead sessions themselves.
That’s where you come in, future campers: We’ve opened up the 2015 Session Brainstorming page and are now accepting suggestions! This is your chance to suggest sessions — that you either want to lead or see others take on — and to vote for your favorites. If your session (or one that you’ve voted on) is one of the top vote-getters, it will be guaranteed a slot at TCamp. But hurry: Proposing and voting for sessions is open until Monday, Sept. 7.
Once you think of a session idea, give it a clear name and a concise description that lays out what you want to accomplish. Remember to encourage discussion and to think of creative ways to convey your message. If you need some inspiration forging new ideas, take a look at some of the sessions already proposed on the brainstorming page:
- Opening Up Your Government: Key Policies to Win and Winning Looks Like
- The Future of Federal Open Data
- Dark Money and the 2016 Elections
- Data Integration and Linkage
- Design Research for Civic Tech
Although much of the concrete schedule-building is done on-site at TCamp, we like to open up a forum for people to start discussing their ideas and thinking about sessions in advance. You don’t have to submit an idea to our brainstorming forum to lead, or even submit an idea for a session at TCamp, but we highly encourage it; doing so can be a great way to have your voice be heard and link up with campers interested in similar sessions in advance.
So, what do you say? If you’re up for it, start submitting your session ideas today! Or, you can simply vote on the proposed sessions you would most like to see this year. Remember, the brainstorming period ends on Sept. 7.
We can’t wait to see you — and your ideas — at TCamp soon!