Science and Technology Innovation Program
October 15, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
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.
October 11, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Students from OHIO University will play and debate their results from the newly updated online game, Budget Hero: Election Edition. (This event takes place at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio).
September 19, 2012 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
Budget Hero: Election Edition launched on Capitol Hill with remarks by U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (D-MD), Wilson Center President Jane Harman, and Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Two University of Maryland students demonstrated the game and their results.
September 19, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
A meeting of the Federal Games Guild
September 19, 2012 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
To launch the Budget Hero Election Edition, which includes President Obama and Governor Romney badges and new policy cards, University of Maryland students of public policy, business, and journalism, played the game's latest version, debating each other.
September 14, 2012 // 9:30am — 3:00pm
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.
September 13, 2012 // 8:00am — 5:30pm
On behalf of the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (The Wilson Center), the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, the International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ESRI, TechChange, NetHope, and Project EPIC, we are honored to invite you to participate in a LIVE WEBCAST of the policy roundtable “Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management."
June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
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.
June 06, 2012 // 1:15pm — 2:30pm
Nearly 100 Coloradoans convened on Capitol Hill in June for the three-day Colorado Capitol Conference with Senator Mark Udall. Participants ranged in age from college students to retirees, all coming to learn more about how policy is made in Washington. This June 6 session featured the Wilson Center’s Budget Hero game, which every participant had played in advance and arrived ready to discuss their results.
May 03, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
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.