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2016 summit
5. 14-15

About is a civic tech community in Taiwan since 2012 with deep open-source roots. With 1,000+ contributors through 40+ hackathons, it is recognized as one of the largest group in the global civic tech community. The community focuses on building tools for better information disclosure, engagement, and online democracy, advocating government transparency through the power of information technology.

Through the years, the g0v community stimulated the progress of open government, open data, civic participation, and new media in Taiwan. Today the open community is still one of the main driving force for grass root civic movements, through interdisciplinary collaboration.

About g0v summit 2016

Returning for a second year after 2014, the g0v Summit 2016 will again invite the global civic tech community to share their experiences for collaboration between public servants, technologists, and NGO workers.

g0v summit 2016 is set to be held on May 14th, 2016, at Humanities and Social Sciences Building in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. 750 participants are expected to attend the conference. Open Government, Open Data, and civic tech engagement in civil movements are expected to be covered in the programmes.

Keynote Speaker - Felipe Heusser

founder and former Director of Ciudadano Inteligente, co-founded
Felipe is a long time Civic Tech activist and Entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Latin American NGO, and the crowd source video platform , among other projects in which he has explored the role of civic participation and new media in the public space. Felipe is also an Ashoka Fellow, advisor for several NGO’s in Chile and the USA, and a member of the ‘Democratic Revolution’ civic movement in Chile. Felipe studied Law in the P. Universidad Catolica of Chile, and Public Policy at the London School of Economics. He is currently a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in the United States.

Keynote Speaker - Clay Shirky

NYU Professor, and author of 'Cognitive Surplus' and 'Here Comes Everybody'

Keynote Speaker - Miguel Arana Catania

Miguel Arana is the Director of the Madrid city council participation project. He is designing the new open government strategy for the city of Madrid, and its new free software platform for direct democracy and collective intelligence Defining also the national strategy for smart cities together with other major Spanish cities as Barcelona, Zaragoza, A Coruña among others. He has been actively involved in the 15M movement in Spain since its beginning, with an emphasis in the digital tools and the connection of the movement with other countries. Currently working with different participation projects worldwide, and networks as D-CENT, including countries as Iceland, Finland or Brazil.

Keynote Speaker - Premier of Taiwan: Simon Chang

Premier Chang has been advocating open data in Taiwan through his incumbency in the Executive Yuan, his efforts made Taiwan topped out the OKFN Open Data Index in 2015. Right before the new government assumes office, he will be at the g0v Summit sharing his experience on the collaboration between the public sector and open communities toward an open government.