Things are rather busy on the events front again for FutureGov in the run up to the summer break, so as much for our benefit as yours here’s where you’ll be able to find us during June and July. If anything particularly grabs you and you’d like more information or to get involved even, leave a comment below or drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you.
Public Services Trust launch 2020 vision, Wednesday 16th June
public services need to be transformed to enable citizen involvement in setting priorities for public action, delivering outcomes from services and holding service providers and government accountable for their performance
We’ll be lurking in the audience with interest at this one, as well as other upcoming featured NESTA events including the launch of the Radical Efficiency report and the Better Old Age event run in partnership Patients Opinion.
Local by Social: social innovation for local government, Wednesday 16th June
Run in partnership with the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, this event builds on the recent publication of Local by Social by the IDeA. Ourselves and the IDeA will be bringing together a range of social innovators to meet with local government colleagues, showcase their work and consider how and when it is possible for local government to work with the social innovators to achieve better outcomes locally in the world of Public Services 2.0.
If you are coming along or want to follow it online, the hashtag for the event will be #LbyS
We are Enabled by Design, Thursday 17th June
Friends of FutureGov Enabled by Design have been busy beavering away organising an event to reframe the ageing/disability debate by looking at how universal design can help support independent (and stylish!) living. You can read more about it here or buy one of the few remaining tickets here.
Again, if you are coming along or want to follow it online the hashtag for the event will be #WeEbD
SOLACE East and West Midlands branch conference, Friday 18th June
As the event website says:
This conference will provide a valuable opportunity to network with local authority colleagues and officers from other public sector organisations in the region, as well as to hear speakers on a range of significant issues impacting on local government.
I will be speaking on new ways for the public sector to develop and deliver public services in a web world.
Harvard Kennedy School, Monday & Tuesday 21st & 22nd June
I’ll be heading over to Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center again to meet with a new group of global govvies to talk about strategies for moving to Gov 2.0 as a means for citizen engagement and empowerment.
This will build on the recent piece of research we published with Harvard on Public Services 2.0.
NESTA Digital Disrupters: From the margins to the mainstream, Monday 5th July
FutureGov’s main focus so far in 2010 has been the Safeguarding 2.0 project. Ourselves and our project partners (thinkpublic, LGiU and Headshift) have been working with NESTA as part of their Reboot Britain programme, which is exploring the potential for the web and other interactive technologies to deliver more with less.
This event will be an opportunity for ourselves and the other projects to showcase our work so far and look ahead to where we go next.
Leadership Centre annual summer lecture and reception, Wednesday 14th July