SAVE THE DATE : and please help right now!

16 12 2009

In May 2000 I co-founded YouGov, the online polling agency. The name ‘YouGov’ derived from the idea of ‘You Govern’ – bringing power and responsibility to the people, away from state and business bureaucracies.

On the 22nd February 2010, I’m bringing together a ‘network for the post-bureaucratic age’ for a one-day conference in London. The name of the conference is “Control Shift”, and will be opened by David Cameron. We will also have the participation of politicians from other parties, as this is a non-partisan and independent initiative.

This is not a think-tank or a pressure group, but a network. We have identified you as among the key thinkers, activists, and sector specialists, and would like to invite you to become part of our network. We would like to enlist your experience to help us put on a first-rate launch conference, to be followed by continuous online activity and further conferences, which will galvanize and coordinate efforts to bring post-bureaucratic solutions to government, business and society.

We intend to address three key topics within the PB agenda:

Democracy: how PBA developments can make government more transparent and subject to public influence

Services: how a post-bureaucratic society can benefit from new ways to provide public services

Procurement: how the biggest spender can become the best spender, not only getting more value-for-money but supporting innovation and enterprise

This is not about the technology, but the use of the technology, so this network is as much for entrepreneurs and social activists as for people with backgrounds in technology.

For this reason, in addition to addressing practical issues, we are also addressing a fourth topic: the thinking that underpins the post-bureaucratic age, and setting up some benchmarks by which to judge new efforts by government to embrace it.

What I ask from you today:

a)      Please use the comments section to send me your expression of interest or email me at , together with any feedback on what topics we should cover, who the network should include, who should be invited to speak (and why)

b)      Please send any contacts who you think would be interested to this page

Thank you in advance for your help,

Stephan Shakespeare

Network for the Post-Bureaucratic Age



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