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Knowledge As Power

Open Government | Technology | Civic Engagement Tuesday, July 26, 2011


KAPcitizen Our core, online tools for civic engagement in the legislative process. • Free legislation tracking service. • Simple, personalized tools. • Online training & resources • Legislative video, connected to each bill. • Personalized citizen-to-legislator communication tools

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


KAPCITIZEN

HTTP://KNOWLEDGEASPOWER.ORG LOCATIONS: WASHINGTON 2008 LAUNCHING SEATTLE 2011, OREGON, CALIFORNIA 2012 Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Civic Skills Training Offline training for online & real world civic skills. Focusing on: •Increasing number & diversity of citizens participating in the legislative process. •Basic skills for tracking bills, communicating with lawmakers. •Increasing the value & impact of citizen’s communications. June 29th, 2011, Star Center, Seattle, WA.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


KAPadvising Pulling our connections & resources together for government & organizations. • Organized Seattle.gov’s instrumental usability study • Advisor to Seattle, British Columbia, San Francisco, New York Senate, Congress, 10 Downing Street •Technology & modern document systems advisor Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Open Gov West

Four conferences, two countries, three states, 1,200+ participants, & 20+ local meet-ups in the last 1.5 years. •Building relationships across gov, nonprofits, civic groups, & tech companies. •Partnership development, sponsorship acquisition •Spreading good ideas & technology •Cost efficient, low ticket prices, great experiences.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


“It was an excellent experience Sarah Schacht and her team made the time I invested very worthwhile and I hope to attend future events.” “Highlights of the conference included the diversity of age, experience, and background of the attendees and presenters. It was very inspiring to see so many willing to help transform and make government more transparent and engaging.”

“I was impressed at how you were able to put on such a good conference economically. Amazing job!!!”

“Washington DC open government conferences all blend together after a while, but I never forget an OGW conference.” -Andrew Hoppin

What people said about Open Gov West 2011 PHOTOS BY KRISTIN WOLF, KNOWLEDGE AS POWER, JEREMY CANFIELD Tuesday, July 26, 2011


KAP OGW 2011 Overview