Technology Empowering U.S. Diplomacy and Development

Day One: Thursday, July 12, 2012


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration - (Marvin Center)

9:00 – 11:10 AM

Opening Ceremony - (Lisner Auditorium)
(Tech@State Attendees Invited)

James Hare (@harej),
Coordinator, Wikimania 2012
Dawn C. Nunziato, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Richard Boly (@Beaurichly), Director, Office of eDiplomacyU.S. Department of State


Opening Keynote

Mary Gardiner (@me_gardiner), Co-founder, Ada Initiative


Opening Plenary

Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales), Founder, Wikipedia


11:10 – 11:40 AM


11:40 AM – 1:00 PM

Opening Session

 - (Betts Theater)

Master of Ceremonies Introduction

Suzanne Philion (@SuzKP), Senior Advisor for Innovation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural AffairsU.S. Department of State 


Keynote Address

Beth Simone Noveck (@bethnoveck), Author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democra... and Former Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House


Ignite Sessions

John Wysham: “New Method to Search, Filter and Manage MediaWiki Sites”, Office of eDiplomacy, U.S. Department of State

Fred Hassani (@fredhassani):Wazi – Wikis in a Hierarchical Organization”, Tesla Government Inc.

Sheila Jackson: “Revitalizing Developedia: The Process of Changing a Wiki’s Image”, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Jacob Parcell (@jakegab): “Mobile Gov Wikithons: Expand Your Core”, General Services Administration (GSA)


1:00 – 2:00 PM


2:00 – 3:20 PM

Institutional Collaboration - (Betts Theater)

Gadi Ben-Yehuda (@gbyehuda), Social Media Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government


Jutta von Dincklage (@juttavd): “Cancer Treatment Guidelines”, Cancer Council Australia

Lane Rasberry (@LaneRasberry): “Research Institute Collaboration”, Open Science Federation

Gabriel Accascina (@G_Accascina): “United Nations Development Programme Teamworks”, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Discussions/Questions & Answers


3:20 – 3:40 PM


3:40 – 5:00 PM

Local Wikis - (Betts Theater)


John Cummings (@mrjohnnc):Is MonmouthpediA the Future of Wikipedia”, Monmouthpedia

Frank Muraca (@FrankMuraca): “Fairfaxpedia and the Community Wiki”, Fairfaxpedia

Thomas Lowenhaupt (@TomLowenhaupt) & Richard Knipel: “Creating Neighborhood Wikis for New York City”, Inc.

Philip Neustrom (@philipn): “The LocalWiki Project”, LocalWiki & Davis Wiki



Day Two, Friday, July 13, 2012


8:00 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 10:20 AM

Federal Government Wikis
 I - (Betts Theater)


Gray Brooks, Senior API Strategist, General Services Administration (GSA)


Peter B. Meyer, “Wikis Across Government Agencies”, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Liz Mooney (@milcord), “Marine Corps Civil Information Management (MARCIM) Semantic Wiki”, U.S. Marine Corps

Ryan Androsoff (@RyanAndrosoff), “GCpedia: History and Future of the Government of Canada’s Internal Wiki”, Government of Canada

Discussions/Questions & Answers


10:20 – 10:50 AM


10:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Federal Government Wikis II - (Betts Theater)


Chris Bronk (@techpologist), Fellow in IT Policy, Rice University


Sean Dennehy, Intellipedia, U.S. Intelligence Community

Thomas O’Neill & Cathy Tullis, Powerpedia, U.S. Department of Energy

Tiffany Smith (@tiffanysmith), Diplopedia, Office of eDiplomacy, U.S. Department of State

Chris Bronk (@techpologist), Wikireaucracy, Fellow in IT Policy, Rice University

Discussions/Questions & Answers


12:00 PM

Tech@State Ends

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