The following tabs contain 1) Conversation cafe visualised feedback about triggers, types and value of public sector innovation, and 2) themes and topics proposed in the 3 GovCamp sessions: people, spaces, conversations.


Red = as it, yellow = should be, brown = both




  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Who is “the public” in public sector innovation?
  • The friction between public servants and private servants (vendors)
  • Training people to be innovative
  • Staff relocation assistance to cross-pollinate ideas
  • Followership – can’t lead if no followers
  • Does PS innovation work driven by Minister or CEO?


  • Projects vs experiments
  • How do we make the space to develop and grow/mature new ideas
  • Meeting informally after hours or on weekends to work on a project that’s NOT in your agency
  • Building spaces and tools to drive conversation for innovation


  • Innovative forms of acquiring and delivering services – grants, innovation challenges etc
  • Doing ‘Possible Parliamentary Questions’ better – a lot of wasted expense and effort producing work in anticipation that is never required
  • Marketing an idea to a blocker of ideas
  • Improving selling of innovation within government

Twitter streams


Theme conversations

See the live collective notes for Canberra below (or open in a new window).