The morning session will have a strategic focus with presentations from John Hayes, Director of Services at the IDeA and Glyn Evans, Assistant to the Chief Executive on Business Transformation at Birmingham City Council.
Following this session, the 2008 Exemplar Awards will be presented to the winning authorities.
After lunch, the afternoon will split into two streams, loosely focusing on 'land and property' issues and 'streets issues'. We would like to issue a Call for Papers for these afternoon sessions. We are looking for papers that demonstrate innovation and project success in areas such as Transformation, partnership working, integration of gazetteers with each other and with other corporate datasets and systems, use of the gazetteers by the emergency services and local area partnerships, interesting applications within the authority, readiness for TMA and Streetworks Registers.
These suggestions are not exhaustive, they just serve to provide some ideas on the type on papers that would be welcomed, and if you have another interesting idea around the use of the gazetteers, please do send it through. Entry forms for the Exemplar Awards will be distributed at the beginning May requesting entries for the awards, by responding to this Call for Papers, you could kill two birds with one stone by proposing your project for the awards and the conference.
The closing date for entries is Friday 18th April 2008. Please send through an abstract of 200-300 words describing your project, together with your contact details to Gayle Gander [email protected] If you would like to talk through any ideas, please call me on 020 7747 3500.
4th March 2008