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Gov2.0 and Northern Voice

Great session this morning at Northern Voice, Gov 2.0 – Politics, Policy and Social Media in Canada: A Multi-Level Exploration, featuring David Eaves as moderator, with Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ian Capstick, Tanya Twynstra, and the most excellent Andrea Reimer.

More later, but for now, a couple of images from Andrea Reimer’s presentation. (Did I mention that it was great?)

Left to right: Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ian Capstick, Andrea Reimer, David Eaves, Tanya Twynstra


Andrea Reimer with one of her first slides. (The chicken in the foreground has a backstory: see Office Chicken for details…) Key thing: citizen blogger, citizen councilor, citizen GIS guru: CITIZEN.



Great image:

“Open and Accessible Data : the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns”

Reimer’s 2nd point: “Open Standards : the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media”…



Finally, Reimer’s last slide: “speak to councillors and the public . . . not to each other” : an exhortation to get out of the echo chamber? This is actually one of the hardest pieces to actualize…


  1. Yule – can’t wait to hear more about the presentation.

    Comment by Mat — May 7, 2010 #

  2. […] day. Day One started off really well with the Gov 2.0 session (which I blogged about very briefly, here – and which deserves an extended […]

    Pingback by » Housekeeping day Yule Heibel's Post Studio © 2003-2010 — May 10, 2010 #

  3. Sorry for obstructing the view in all your pictures! My mother always said I had a big head.

    Comment by OfficeChicken — May 12, 2010 #

  4. And such a big beak, too (although you didn’t speak at all)!
    No worries, you didn’t obstruct anything for me. I could see all of Andrea Reimer’s slides – wow, she kicks ass – but is fair to fowl. 😉

    Comment by Yule — May 12, 2010 #

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