Crowdsourcing Events

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Environmental Information: The Roles of Experts and the Public

April 29, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Access to environmental information and its impact on environmental decision making will be explored, with special attention to the role of geographical information and geographical information systems and to citizen science.
Webcast

New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
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Social Media in Emergency Management

October 04, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Please join us on October 4th, as we talk to the authors of two recently released reports that explore the use of social media and related technologies by emergency managers for disaster planning, response, and recovery in the United States and beyond.
Andrey Miroshnichenko

Man as Media: Old Mass Media and the New Digital Environment in Russia and the United States

December 17, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
The third emancipation of text in human history is the emancipation of authorship. Problems of legacy media are usually explained by the development of multimedia and internet technologies. But the real disaster for old mass-media is the emancipated authorship of amateur “occasional” journalists. Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar and consultant Andrey Miroshnichenko asks, what will be the result of the competition between the professionalism of staff journalists and the cognitive surplus of guerrilla journalists? How will business models and design of content develop in Russian and American media?
Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, JD
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Brown Bag: International Disasters Charter: Introduction, Initial Issues and Experiences

November 30, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The International Disasters Charter provides for the voluntary sharing of satellite imagery in the event of major disasters. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, JD, will address the contents, structure, and status of the Charter, and highlight its strengths and weaknesses with a focus on how it could develop in the future. She also will discuss data access and sharing issues. This event is co-hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Women in Aerospace, and the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law.
The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy
Webcast

The National Broadband Map: A Case Study on Open Innovation for National Policy

October 15, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Join Michael Byrne of the Federal Communications Commission and Zachary Bastian of Commons Lab for a panel discussion announcing a whitepaper on the National Broadband Map. Keynote speaker Haley Van Dyck of the Executive Office of the President, Sean Gorman of Esri, Greg Elin of the Federal Communications Commission, and Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter discuss the project as an example of open innovation, crowdsourcing, and government transparency.
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Webcast Day 2: Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: A Policy Roundtable

September 14, 2012 // 9:30am3:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Watch via live webcast the workshop "Connecting Grassroots to Government through Open Innovation," focusing on the opportunities and challenges of social media, crowdsourcing, crisismapping and open innovation for the full life-cycle of disaster management.
Webcast

Getting by With a Little Help from Our Friends: Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans

June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
USAID’s Development Credit Authority utilizes risk-sharing tools to encourage private financial institutions to increase financing for creditworthy but underserved borrowers. Geovisualization of these loans will allow donors, host governments, and the public to see where USAID has helped enhance the capacity of the private sector to make loans to new businesses and could act as a gauge for trends or signal areas for synergy.

Crowdsourcing for Disaster and Humanitarian Response

May 03, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The cycle of response and preparedness of data work together hand in hand. Over the past year Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked on the ground in Haiti and Indonesia while responding to disasters remotely. These methodologies are complementary and can be utilized to have up to date basemap data both after a disaster and preparing in areas at risk of one.

Integrating Official and Crowdsourced Crisis Information

April 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Dr. Sophia B. Liu will discuss the opportunities and challenges with integrating official and crowdsourced crisis information based on the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and what has happened since this catastrophe, which was the tipping point for crowdsourcing and social media use in the crisis domain. Specifically, Dr. Liu will unpack the different interface challenges at the social, technological, organizational, and political levels. She will also discuss the meaning of "socially distributed curation" and its application to information management in the emergency domain.

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