Got a burning idea on how to fix government with open source? You’ve got five minutes. Go.

When it comes to the government, everyone’s a critic. Full of stories with ways to do away with bureaucracy, streamline process, and save money. It’s just so obvious.

But would you be willing to get up in front of a crowd and share those ideas? How about cramming them into five minutes? Well, now here’s your chance as the popular Ignite format takes on the government with Ignite Government at GOSCON 2010.

What’s GOSCON, you ask? It’s the open source convention for government types. Held right here in the de facto hub of open source, Portland, Oregon, October 27 and 28.

The conference will focus on open source applications, tools, and collaboration models enabling leading Open Government, Open Data and Government Transparency initiatives throughout the US and abroad.

And you’re probably already familiar with Ignite. Just like Ignite Portland and Ignite Corvallis and Ignite everything else.

But just in case you’re not. Here’s how to take on government in five minutes.

If you had five minutes to talk to GOSCON attendees, what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they advanced automatically after 15 seconds?

Here’s another chance to share your burning idea about open government, open source software and accelerating strategies which help everyone do more with less. The Ignite format is an fun way to share your ideas, entertain the audience and enable change all at the same time. Ignite Government will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at the Nines Hotel from 6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. Admission to Ignite Government is free and open to the general public.

C’mon. I know you’ve got something to say.

But here’s the catch. You’ve got to hurry. You see, the proposals close today, Wednesday, at the stroke of midnight. Which I guess is Thursday. But you know what I mean, Cinderella. So get going and propose your talk to the Ignite Government crew.

For more information, see Ignite Government or follow @ignitegov on Twitter.

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