Press Release: September 8, 2009
Inaugural Gov 2.0 Summit Sold Out: Strong Interest in Government as a Platform Draws Big Crowd
Washington, September 8, 2009 — O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, co-producers of Gov 2.0 Summit, announce that this exclusive event has sold out for its inaugural year. Attendance at the Summit was by invitation only to leaders in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on those individuals working towards transparency, participation, collaboration, and efficiency at all levels of government. Gov 2.0 Summit is taking place September 9-10, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC. For more information see www.gov2summit.com.
"The demand to attend the Summit speaks to the power of the Gov 2.0 movement and the potential for substantive change," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media and co-chair of the Summit. "To meet the challenges of this era, we need to fundamentally rethink of the role of government and explore what it means when we see government as a platform. We're pleased to convene a dynamic group of leaders who can drive this agenda forward."
Gov 2.0 Summit will be limited to just over 600 attendees, and focused on strategy and networking. The format is a two-day executive-level conference featuring talk-show style interviews with senior officials and executives, ground-breaking case studies and networking events. Additional information on Gov 2.0 Summit content, registration information, and sponsorship opportunities available at www.gov2summit.com.
Gov 2.0 Summit's 20 premier sponsors include Diamond Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors: ESRI, Google, HP, Intel, Palantir Technologies; Gold Sponsors: EffectiveUI, ForeSee Results, SharedBook; Silver Sponsors: Adobe Systems, Inc., Aquilent, IdeaScale Survey Analytics, JackBe, Salesforce, Sapient, Synteractive, Touchstone; Foundation Sponsor The Case Foundation; and Supporting Sponsor Craig Newmark of cnewmark.com.
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