City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit

City of Toronto Ready to Get its Web 2.0 On


It doesn't need to be said that the City of Toronto website is long overdue for a refresh. Fortunately for us though changes are afoot, and the City is ready and willing to listen.

This Wednesday and Thursday, the City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit is taking place online, so that everybody can get involved in the next generation of the City's web site and its use of social media.

It's quite refreshing to see that among the long list of government employees, the list of speakers includes a couple of my favorite online personalities, including IBM's Sacha Chua and Freshbooks' Saul Colt. Also be sure to keep an eye out for Tim, and a keynote from Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation (the non-profit company responsible for Firefox).

Reading through the two-day agenda I don't see much in the way of interactive discussions, nor the use of an online community to promote further discussions and to elicit more feedback after the event finishes. If it's not already in the works, it would be great to see somebody pick up the ball and do what Metronauts has done for Metrolinx and the TTC.ca refresh.

Unfortunately, there isn't enough room for people to attend this event in person, but the event will be broadcast online both days. Be sure to register at the City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit site so that you can participate, and send in questions or comments to the panel and speakers.


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