Science and Technology Innovation Program
November 30, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
November 14, 2012 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Meeting of the Federal Games Group
November 08, 2012 // 11:30am — 2:00pm
A panel discussion focusing on soft geoengineering.
November 05, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The day before Election Day, 100 12th-graders from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy will play Budget Hero: Election Edition in teams and discuss their results. (This event took place off site at the Chavez Parkside campus in NE Washington, DC).
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.