Digital Mission to Washington 2011 - Activities
This is a guide to the activities planned for the companies attending the Digital Mission to Washington (11th -15th July 2011)
The mission is intended for companies interested in digital government and social innovation.
Jump to each day's activities:
- Sunday, 10th July
- Monday 11th July
- Tuesday, 12th July
- Wednesday, 13th July
- Thursday, 14th July
- Friday, 15th July
Please note: the agenda is regularly updated - timings, dates and events may change.
Travel to Washington, DC
Most of Sunday will be spent travelling. For companies on the mission, we will update you with flight times if you choose to fly with the group.
Time: 19:00 onwards
An informal gathering in central Washington for a quick drink and catch-up, before heading to bed, tackling the jetlag and getting ready for the week's activities.
Doing Business in the USA Masterclass
Time: 9:00 - 14:00
Session One: Inside the Beltway: Supporting Your Start in DC
Session Two: Navigating the Red Tape
Session Three: Inside the Beltway: The Industry View
Session Four: View from the Trenches
Lunch and Networking
VIP Reception and Company Showcase
Some of the most influential bodies from across government and the digital sector will be making an appearance and address the group at the VIP reception, along with the Digital Mission companies showcases their exciting ventures.
If you are in DC and want to come along to this exclusive mission event you can register here: http://dmvipreception.eventbrite.com
Digital Mission Roadtrip to Annapolis
Venue: State of Maryland Governers, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401-1924 (map)
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
The Digital Mission takes a roadtrip to Annapolis for a briefing led by Maryland's first Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Sivak, discovering how innovation is being brought into the heart of the government and how technology is enabling this.
More info on the format of this event to follow.
DC Tech Meetup
The DC Tech Meetup is a well known digital gathering in Washington. It is a chance for the attending companies to meet and geek out with the movers and shakers on the DC tech scene from politicos to techies to social innovators and more besides.
If you are in Washington, DC and fancy coming along to the DC Tech Meetup, you can RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/DC-Tech-Meetup/
Breakfast Briefing at Affinity Lab
Venue: Affinity Lab, U Street 920 U Street NW Washington DC 20001 (map)
Time: 08:30 - 10:30
Breakfast briefing to hear about the vibrant start-up scene in DC and the incubator programmes on offer. Sessions from Clay Johnson, founder of Big Window Labs, the CEO of iStrategy Labs, Peter Corbett and Philippe Chetrit.
13:00 Introduction and Welcome
A short welcome to the Digital Mission followed by introductions to our industry speakers and a welcome from our hosts, Deloitte.
13:00 Transparency and Campaigning
15:00 - 18:00 Gov 2.0
A in depth session on Gov 2.0 with government agency representatives Rock Creek, Govloop and Phase one, discussing the changes in government over the last few years and how government engages through technology.
Briefings from The US State Department
Venue: U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520 (map) Time: 8:30 - 12:00
You will need to bring your passports in order to gain access to the building. You will be allowed to take in mobile phones, but have to leave behind the beloved iPads and laptops, this is a pen and paper job!
08:30 Passing Through Security and Registration
09:00 Discussion One
Session one will be on the use of emerging technology for diplomacy by the International Information Programs Bureau’s Office of Innovative Engagement.
10:30 Discussion Two
Session two will be on the professional exchange programs run by the Education and Cultural Affairs Bureau.
Meeting the Government
The mission will head to The World Bank (TBC) for a session on 'meeting the government’. They will hear from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and human Services. The event will focus on data, apps and citizen engagement.
Digital Mission Meets the White House
Time: 15:45 - 17:30
Openair DC Summer Networking Event
Venue: Lost Society, 2001, 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
The end of the mission is going to finish with the very first OpenAir DC event to celebrate international OpenGov and an adventurous summer in D.C. tech innovation by sharing engaging conversation and refreshing cocktails in the open air on Lost Society’s rooftop.
Forge a new partnership, hunt down some hard to find talent you've been looking for, find out what what other innovators are up to, cool down in the air conditioned rooftop lounge with a complimentary martini, or just relax in the gentle breeze and let the sounds of the city take over.
If you are in DC at the same time as the mission, why not come along and join the fun. You can register for the event here: http://openairdc.eventbrite.com/
Meet with Google
The mission group will get a chance to go to the Google offices to hear from Ginny Hunt about opportunities for start-ups in DC
Visit to The Corporation for National and Community Services
Return to London
For those travelling back to London, flights leave in the afternoon, but if you fancy staying the weekend...kick back and relax.