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Federal Challenge & Prize Community of Practice Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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Our quarterly Challenges and Prizes meeting brings together federal employees across government to discuss trends, success stories and lessons learned in the use of crowdsourcing competitions.

In this meeting, participants will:

  • Hear about a current White House initiative with cross-government participation
  • Discover how to set realistic goals and parameters for a successful hackathon
  • Learn how to detect hidden barriers to participation in your agency’s competitions
  • Get a first look at plans for this year’s reporting on challenges to Congress
  • And more!


Time Topic
1:00 pm Registration and Networking
1:15 pm Introductions and Program Updates
  • Tammy White, GSA
1:30 pm Executive Update: A Water Initiative Launches at the White House
  • Andre DeFontaine, Department of Energy
1:35 pm Meet and Greet: The Women Rocking the Implementation of Prize Authority Progress Report
  • Jennifer Shieh, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Shirley Han, Science and Technology Policy Institute
1:45 pm The Art of the Hack: Federal Agencies’ Use of Hackathons
  • Eric Mill, GSA (Moderator)
  • Debbie Bucci, HHS
  • Andrew Hait, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Kate Appel, HHS
  • Joseph Castle, GSA
  • Craig Jolley, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Jim Thompson, Department of State
2:15 pm Networking break
2:35 pm Know Your Resources: Meet the Technology Modernization Fund
  • Elizabeth Cain, GSA
2:50 pm Doing Good: Lessons from a University on Boosting Youth Engagement
  • Nathan Dietz, University of Maryland
  • Toby Egan, University of Maryland
3:10 pm Networking
4:00 pm Event concludes

Who Should Attend

Members of the Federal Challenges & Prizes Community of Practice, program managers, contracting and procurement staff, communications teams, legal staff, and other federal employees who manage or work on crowdsourcing, challenge, and incentivized prize competitions, and other open innovation practices. We also welcome our colleagues from the citizen science and ideation communities of practice to join us for the training and networking.

About the Challenges and Prizes Community of Practice

Our members support and encourage the use of incentivized competitions and challenges to attract and engage the public to meet critical government needs. The community gathers four times a year to share ideas, review best practices, and discuss policies and procedures. Membership and participation is open to federal, state, and local government.

U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.
20405 USA
Room: 1153
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bFWBD6QfDLA2