GTEC, Canada’s Government Technology Event, takes place at the Ottawa Convention Centre from October 27 to 30.
Adam’s session, Open Government and the Voice of e-Democracy: Harnessing the power of digital technologies to engage citizens in public policy, will focus on our role in helping the City of Guelph create Canada’s first Open Government Action Plan, which was passed unanimously by City council earlier this week.
Here’s a synopsis of Adam’s presentation:
Democracy is changing. Digital and mobile technologies are transforming politics, especially the ways in which citizens and government interact and the avenues through which citizens can engage in dialogue. The City of Guelph, through the creation of its Open Government Action Plan–Canada’s first –is embracing this change. In this session, Delvinia CEO Adam Froman will share how the Voice of e-Democracy–an online forum built on Delvinia’s AskingCanadians platform–is being used to create new digital participation experiences to help municipalities like Guelph engage resident opinion, inform residents, and involve them in politics to a greater degree.
This will be Adam’s second appearance at GTEC. In 2011, Adam presented with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti to share the story of Delvinia’s work with the municipality.
To join us at this year’s event, register here.