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Open Government Partnership Annual Summit – Call for Proposals

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In just over 3 months around 1000 reformers from government, civil society and the private sector will gather in London for the OGP Annual Summit. The programme will build on core elements of what the OGP is all about: ambitious and innovative commitments on open government, and reinventing the relationship between the citizen and the state. We want the OGP Annual Summit to bring together leaders, decision-makers, thinkers and doers from across the OGP’s participating countries and beyond.

The Summit is an opportunity for the community to make new pledges, prepare for the next round of action plans, have real conversations on what worked and what didn’t, connect across borders, explore new open government frontiers and, above all, be inspired and energized.

The event will take place 31 October- 1 November 2013 in London. The summit will be structured in three parts:

  1. the plenary session which is the ‘ceremonial’ part of the event;
  2. a core programme that builds on particular themes of interest, and provides space for OGP sessions around, for example, the IRM and the working groups;
  3. a festival, which is a freer part of the programme and is your chance to showcase or schedule sessions that are relevant to the ethos and spirit of the OGP.

In addition, civil-society organisations involved in OGP will be hosting a day of events in London on 30 October.

The strength of the OGP builds on the strength of the people it can bring together, which is why we want to draw on the energy and ideas of the OGP community in creating the programme for the Summit. The deadline for submissions is 1 September. You will hear soon after if we can include your suggestion into the programme. If we do so we hope we can we count on you to work with us to make it happen.

Details of how to submit your ideas can be found on the OGP website here

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