PSIIn 2015 a new national program – the GovCamp Innovation Dialogues – is being instigated comprising two distinct stages as a national contribution to Public Sector Innovation Month 2015. This special program will be supported by lead partner, the Australian Government Department of Industry and Science (DIS) as well as the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN).

July 2015: A national series of capital city events in all states & territories

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Dr. Peter Shergold at a GovCamp Sydney event 2012

Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin

During July a series of eight events will be convened in all capital cities. These will each be a half-day workshop in GovCamp mode to explore public sector innovation issues as experienced in that city with the added value of contributions being captured for a national roundup forum.

Targeted attendees in each city will include all spheres of government – federal, state and local – along with thought leaders and practitioners from other spheres including business, academia and social sectors.

28 August: A national forum

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Ann Steward speaking at GovCamp Canberra 2012

Canberra (UC INSPIRE Centre)

This round-up event will aim to draw together the learning and commentary from across the 8 capital city events while also providing a summation of PSI Month events and contributions. Linked segments will deliver contributions from around Australia alongside panel sessions and facilitated participatory discussion.