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Gov 2.0 Summit 2009 Onsite Information

Thank you for joining us for Gov 2.0 Summit. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at the conference.

Conference Location and Room Info

Gov 2.0 Summit 2009 will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. All conference activities take place on the Independence Level of the hotel. Please visit the Hotel & Travel page for reservations, directions, and parking information.

  • Attendee, Press, Sponsor, and Exhibitor Registration - Independence Foyer
  • Speaker Lounge - Farragut Square
  • Media Center - Lafayette Square
  • Plenary Sessions - Independence Ballroom A
  • Sponsored Sessions - Indpendence B-I
  • Sponsor Gallery - Independence Foyer

Registration / Check-In Hours
Independence Foyer

Make sure to stop by Registration to pick up your badge, conference program, and other materials

  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Speaker Registration / Check-In
Farragut Square

If you are speaking at Gov 2.0 Summit, please stop by the Speaker Lounge to collect your badge, get conference materials, and check in with JB Wheatley or Shirley Bailes, Speaker Managers.

Speaker Lounge Hours:

  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Media Registration / Check-In
Lafayette Square

If you are registered as media for Gov 2.0 Summit please stop by the Media Center to collect your badge, get conference materials, and check in with Maureen Jennings, Natalia Wodecki, or Joy Tanner.

Media Center Hours:

  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sponsor Gallery
Independence Foyer

Stop by the Sponsor Gallery during Breakfast, Lunch, and AM / PM Breaks to explore the latest products and services from exhibitors and sponsors. Mingle with other attendees and speakers, and enjoy great refreshments during the Wednesday evening reception (sponsored by Booz Allen)

  • Exhibit Hall Hours: Wednesday, 8:00am - 6:45pm; Thursday, 7:30am - 5:45pm
  • Reception: Wednesday, 5:45pm - 6:45pm (Sponsored by Booz Allen)

Served in the Sponsor Gallery (Independence Foyer)

  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00am (Sponsored by HP)
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 8:30am (Sponsored by Palantir)

Independence Foyer

Morning Breaks

  • Wednesday: 10:30am - 11:00am (Sponsored by Intel)
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 9:45am, 11:00am - 11:30am

Afternoon Breaks

  • Wednesday: 3:00pm - 3:25pm
  • Thursday: 3:30pm - 4:00am


  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Independence Level (Sponsored by Microsoft)
  • Thursday: 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Independence Level (Sponsored by Booz Allen)

Coat Check
Constitution Level

  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Google Reception

Mingle with other Gov 2.0 Events attendees and enjoy drinks and great refreshments at this gathering sponsored by Google. Open to all Gov 2.0 Summit and Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase attendees.

  • Date: September 8, 2009
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Google DC Office; 1101 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 (Entrance is on I Street)

Sponsor Gallery Reception
Sponsor Gallery (Independence Foyer)

  • Wednesday, 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Join us after sessions on Wednesday, September 9 in the Sponsor Gallery for the Sponsor Gallery Reception. Visit our sponsors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks at the evening reception. Sponsored by Booz Allen.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless connectivity to the Internet will be available throughout the conference areas of the Grand Hyatt Washington. Internet access in your hotel room is available through the hotel for an additional fee.

Customize Your Online Schedule

Try our online personal scheduler to help you plan your time at Gov 2.0 Summit. Mark the sessions and events you want to attend at Gov 2.0 Summit by clicking on the calendar symbol next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page to generate your own customized schedule.

Gov 2.0 Summit Attendee Directory

Connect with other conference participants before, during, and after the event via the online Attendee Network. You can post a public profile and photo of yourself, communicate with other participants, share your Twitter posts, and manage the contacts you make.:

How to Access the Attendee Directory

Make sure you have chosen to opt-in to the Directory use these features. To opt-in:

  1. Go to the Attendee Directory
  2. If prompted, login to your O'Reilly Conferences account with the user name and password you used to register for Gov 2.0 Summit (note: if you are already logged in, you will skip this step)
  3. Once logged in, click on the "Participate in Attendee Directory" button at the bottom of the page.

Comment on and Rate the Sessions You Attend

Give your feedback about any session and speaker throughout the conference. Click on the stars in the "Rate this Session" box at the upper right of any program detail page. Scroll to the bottom of any session detail page to leave a public comment about the session and/or speaker, or to post a question.

Gov 2.0 Summit Sessions Media Online

Presentation files and select video will be made available on after the session has concluded and the speaker has given us the files (Please note some speakers choose not to share their presentations).

Gov 2.0 Summit Tags

If you are tweeting from the conference, posting blogs and/or photos while you're at Gov 2.0 Summit, be sure to use #gov20s and #gov2summit tags.

Become a Gov 2.0 Summit Follower, Fan, and Contact

Overall Conference Evaluations

Help us improve next year's event! We'll be providing a link during and after the conference to an online evaluation form. Fill it out with your comments and suggestions and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to Gov 2.0 Summit 2010.

  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • Express
  • The Highlands Group
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Washington Post
  • Who Runs Gov
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  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Microsoft
  • ESRI
  • Google
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Palantir Technologies
  • EffectiveUI
  • ForeSee Results
  • SharedBook
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Aquilent
  • JackBe
  • Sapient
  • Survey Analytics
  • Synteractive
  • Touchstone
  • Case Foundation
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Rob Koziura at

For media partnerships, contact Matthew Balthazor 949-223-3628 mbalthazor

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at or Natalia Wodecki at

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