This open invitation to ChangeCamp was sent along with a request to get the message out:
To celebrate the political changes both north & south of the border, citizens, technologists, designers, celebrities, policy wonks, political players, organizations and government employees are launching the first ever ChangeCamp in Toronto on January 24th. We are leveraging the timing of the US President Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration and the resumption of Canadian Parliament.
This event is a “solutions playground” open to anyone, where admission and ideas are free. It is being put together by some of the same people and forces that brought us TransitCamp, the Metronauts and TVO’s AgendaCamp. We come together with a single mission: to innovate how the Canadian government engages with citizens in an age of mass participation. We hope to ignite a distributed and self-organizing movement in cities across the country.
ChangeCamp addresses the demand for a renewed relationship among citizens and government. We seek to create connections, knowledge, tools and policies that drive transparency, civic engagement and democratic empowerment.
ChangeCamp is a solutions playground open to anyone, where admission and ideas are free. Our mission is to innovate how Canadian governments engage with citizens in an age of mass participation on the internet. We hope to ignite a distributed and self-organizing movement in cities across the country.
We look forward to any comments or feedback you may have. You are encouraged to register at the EventBrite link below, join the GoogleGroup & chat with us on Twitter. Don’t hesitate to engage in the GoogleGroup discussions once you’ve logged on or write me back directly. (Crunchier details on what the event will entail – pasted from the GoogleGroup – follow, too.)
Register here: http://changecampto.eventbrite.com/
Discuss/Learn more: http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp