During 2012, 3 GovCamp events were held.

Feb 20 GovCampfire roundtable: Chris Vein, White House dCTO for Government Innovation(at Dept of Premier & Cabinet)


  • Roundtable: Reviewing GovCampNSW 2011 & next steps
  • GovCampNSW 2012 convening group members


June 20 GovCampfire Forum: “Innovation for Public Service”thought leadership session

(State Library of NSW)


  • Forum on framing innovation in public service, with an emphasis on new thinking and practice in service design and delivery.
  • Special guest speaker Charles Leadbeater (UK) joined by Dr Peter Shergold, Chair NSW Public Service Commission and Deirdre O’Donnell, Information Commissioner with GovCampNSW representatives
June 25 GovCamp Co-Lab:escalate_2_innovate (UNSW CBD Campus)
  • Open, collaborative ‘unconference’ format with approx. 60 participants
  • Mix of public sector, civil society and consulting participants
  • Emphasis on new thinking and practice in service design and delivery
  • Roadmapping a QTR 3+4 innovation program
  • Timed to help participants engage peers and develop challenge projects for August event.