On the Calendar
Cook to Participate in Roundtable on Open Data and Transportation
March 3, 2014 |
New York City,
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Governance Lab at NYU is holding a civic innovation roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Meghan Cook, an invited expert, will take part in the discussion of how open data and technology are spurring innovation and addressing transportation challenges.
Cook and Helbig Leading Nigeria’s Open Data Stakeholder Engagement Forum and Workshop
January 29-30, 2014 |
The Nigerian Ministry ICT in collaboration with The World Bank and the Open Government Alliance, of which CTG is a lead partner, is conducting an Open Data Stakeholder Engagement Workshop to bring together government, civil society, and industry leaders to plan the Federal Government's Open Data Strategy. Cook and Helbig will present current open data research as well as facilitate sessions throughout the two-day event. The primary focus of the event is to stimulate learning and engagement in order to set forth recommendations of actionable steps to implement open data by leveraging technology. The objective of the open data strategy is to drive economic growth, investment, and innovation through greater access to government data.
Dawes Participating in eGovPoliNet Meetings
January 27-29, 2014 |
eGovPoliNet is a global multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modelling research and practice community for sharing and advancing research and insights from practical cases around the world. CTG is the only US member of this international consortium. Sharon Dawes will be participating in both the eGovPoliNet project and scientific advisory board meetings in London.
Pardo and Gil-Garcia to Participate at HICSS-47
January 6-9, 2014 |
The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific conferences. At HICSS47, Theresa Pardo is serving as mini-track co-chair of Emerging Topics in the Electronic Government Track, which takes a look at new topics and trends that are emerging in e-Government. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is mini-track co-chair of Transformational Government, which examines the complexity of effectively managing e-Government and its transformational potential. .
CTG Participates at NY Innovates
December 18-20, 2013 |
NY Innovates is a unique four-day event featuring a developer conference and health data code-a-thon that will explore the creative use of technology and data to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Meghan Cook, Natalie Helbig, and Theresa Pardo are participating as speakers in various sessions throughout the event. NY Innovates is a collaborative effort of the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the New York State Department of Health.
Helbig to present paper at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014 |
ASPA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. ASPA is the largest professional association for public administration and is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. Natalie Helbig will present the CTG paper, “Dynamics of Opening Government Data” on a panel entitled, “Opening Government and Smartening Cities: Institutional Design Considerations Drawn from Current Practice and Emerging Opportunities.” Other papers on the panel will examine institutional design features of federal open government platforms (co-authors Chris Koliba and Asim Zia from the University of Vermont), management of participatory challenge platforms (co-authors Tanya Kelley and Erik Johnston, Arizona State University), and smart urban governance (author Yu-Che Chen, Northern Illinois University).
Pardo Presenting on Smart Cities at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014 |
ASPA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. ASPA is the largest professional association for public administration and is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. Theresa Pardo will be a presenter on the panel The Secret to Smarter Cities: Enabling Technology Innovation through Organizational Innovation, along with Sherri R. Greenberg, Professor, University of Texas At Austin-LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Ines Mergel, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.
Closs to present ethical social media use paper at 2014 NYS National Association of Social Workers (NASW) “Power of Social Work” conference
March 21, 2014 |
The New York State National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will hold its annual “Power of Social Work” conference on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Albany, NY. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating the Strength, Unity, and Identity of the Social Work Profession”. Using social media research and observations from CTG’s National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) project, Project Coordinator Hillary Closs will present the paper “Risky Business: Applying Ethical Standards to Social Media Use with Vulnerable Populations”, co-authored with NYTD Project Director Natalie Helbig. The paper explores how the NASW Code of Ethics were applied to best practices of obtain consent, upholding confidentiality, and avoiding disclosure concerns when using social media with vulnerable populations. The authors evaluated best practices among seven NYTD states’ use of social media with current and former youth in foster care.
Pardo to Co-Chair Panel on e-Government at IRSPM 2013
April 9-11, 2014 |
The theme of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) is Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability. Theresa Pardo will be co-chair of the panel session on The Role of e-Government in Administrative Reform: Towards New Forms of Governance, Democracy, and Accountability?This panel intends to explore the important issues around the role and actual outcomes of e-Government in administrative reform initiatives, and the implications for public management. Theresa's co-chairs are: Miriam Lips,School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington; David Spacek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University; Tino Schuppan, The Institute for eGovernment; and Carlos Nunes Silva,Institute of Geography & Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.
CTG Participating in Conference Management Roles at dg.o2014
June 18-21, 2014 |
The 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o2014) is focusing on Open Innovations and Sustainable Development in Government: Experiences from around the World. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is serving as Program Co-Chair, Natalie Helbig as a Track Chair, Teresa Harrison as a Panel Chair, and Sharon Dawes and Ramon are both Doctoral Colloquium Chairs. Papers, workshops, tutorials, and panel proposals are due February 1, 2014, and applications for the Doctoral Colloquium are due March 15, 2014.