This year’s GTEC event in Ottawa is happening in October. The theme is “Government 2.0 Service Mashups.”
A centerpiece of the conference is always the Distinction Awards, where innovation, leadership and excellence in government IT and information management is recognized. There are awards at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
I really appreciate the awards, if only because they highlight good government projects that I hadn’t heard about before.
This year’s awards come with a revised format — every nomination that makes the final round of judging will be recognized with an award, effectively expanding the range of winning projects. There will still be “best of the best” winners also.
The call for nominations closes in one week — you need to nominate your favorite government tech innovations by May 22, 2009.