GOSCON 2008 Presentation Slides Now Online

GOSCON 2008 has come and gone - thanks to all of our presenters for making this year's conference another success!  If you missed seeing any of the presentations in person, or if you want to take a second look at a presentation that was of particular interest to you, you can do so by viewing the GOSCON 2008 presentation slides, now available online.  See you next year!

Webcast Link for Oct 20 Global Discussion

If you can't get to the International Open ICT Summit on Monday, try dropping in on the morning session via webcast, a first-ever for GOSCON. You can register for the webcast using this link courtesy of the World Bank Global ICT team.

Registering for the webcast in advance is recommended.

Last Minute GOSCON News and Notes

New Planning Resources:
  • Our downloadable conference schedule is up to date and ready for your last-minute planning while you wrestle with which fantastic session to choose.
  • Our International ICT Summit expanded to accomodate a very exciting live video conference in collaboration with the World Bank.

The Center For Digital Government's Paul Taylor to Deliver GOSCON Keynote

Paul W. Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer for The Center for Digital Government, will be delivering the opening Keynote address at GOSCON on Tuesday, October 21st at 8:30AM.  Mr. Taylor's presentation, "YouGov II: Why MTV isn’t, why radio is a pandora’s box and why government service delivery will never be the same", will focus on the future of e-government: 
"As the Internet returns to its social roots, governments face the challenge and opportunity of a second chance to realize the promise of what was once popularly known as e-government – where the end goal was and is a relationship between one government and one person on the person’s terms.  Some of what comes next will be home grown, some will be off the shelf, some will be community built and some will come from where we least expect it."

GOSCON 2008 to feature Open Government Collaboratives panel

On October 22, government and private industry experts will debate the issues and opportunities presented by collaborative software development models. The distinguished panelists have direct experience with successful public/private consortiums based on the open source software model in which developers as well as business and technical users collaborate to create new applications while sharing both the costs and the benefits.  

Quick Info

Dates: October 20 | International Open ICT Summit
October 21-22 | GOSCON 2008
October 23 | Field trip and tour of Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab
Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland, OR USA

Description: The Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) 2008 and the International Open ICT Summit provide forums to explore both the business case and real-world applications for open technology to deliver the next generation of government services. Attendees will hear from industry experts and their peers. Extensive networking opportunities for CIO & IT directors, management, planning, legal staff.



Special Public Health IT Note: This conference has been approved by HIMSS for up to 4.5 contact hours of continuing education credit towards renewal of the CPHIMS credential.