Planning

This is the center point for planning CongressCamp. If you’d like to participate in making this camp everything it can be, please join the CongressCamp Google Group and sign up for an account here on this website. Then you can join in the festivities as well as anyone else!!

Meetings

The next in-person meeting will be 6pm Thursday night, September 10 at GWU – 805 21st St NW DC; 4th floor.

Activities

Getting Sponsors

Please help us to locate sponsors. Here is a very pretty one page description of what CongressCamp is that you can use.

Locations

  • Confirmed as George Washington University Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at 805 21st St NW DC.

Pre-Camp Hill Session

  • The Pre-Camp Hill Session is specifically targeted for Congressional staffers only.
  • It will be the morning of September 11 at 10am.
  • The proposed schedule is as follows:
    • Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation MC, Opens the session with a discussion of why CongressCamp will be cool.
    • John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation Short presentation on exciting examples of how new media has been used on the Hill to improve constituent communications.
    • Quad Panel One new media director ( or similar position ) from each quadrant of Congress (Senate/House, Dem/Rep) discussing new media and constituent communications.’

  • The end goal of the session is to get staffers excited about what will be going on at CongressCamp.
  • We expect it to draw about 200 staffers.
  • Unconference

    • Unique components:
      • In order to make it useful to staffers, we will have a room designated for ’staffers only’ so that they can talk freely amongst themselves.
      • It has also been suggested that we plan for sessions at the end of each day during which experts on the Franking rules can help staffers to understand how they can apply what they learned while staying within House Congressional limitations.

    Budget

    Saturday

    • $450 breakfast ($2.25/person)
    • $1000 lunch ($5/person)
    • $300 coffee and drinks ($1.50/person)
    • Happy Hour ????
    • Total: $1750

    Sunday

    • $450 breakfast ($2.25/person)
    • $1000 lunch ($5/person)
    • $300 coffee and drinks ($1.50/person)
    • Total: $1750

    General

    • $850 venue
    • $200 paper plates, cups, utensils ($1/person)
    • $200 office supplies ($1/person)
    • Total: $1250

    Additional (these are optional expenses that will be nice if we get the sponsorships to cover them)

    • Happy Hour $??
    • Kaliya’s airfare $350?
    • Christiana Aretta photography $150

    Total budget: $4750 (w/o happy hour)

    Expenses

    Desc

    Details

    Cost

    Sponsors

    Name

    Amount

    Paid

    Platinum Sponsors

    Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet

    Graduate School for Political Management

    at George Washington University

    in-kind space

    NextGenWeb

    $500

    $500

    Congressional Management Foundation

    $500

    $500

    Sunlight Foundation

    $500

    $500

    Microsoft

    $500

    $500

    Gold Sponsors

    Noel Dickover

    $400

    Open Forum Foundation

    $400

    SiteWorx

    $250

    $250

    Forum One

    $250

    $250

    3121 (National Journal)

    $300

    $300

    AmericaSpeaks

    $250

    $250

    Sponsors

    act.ly

    $100

    $100

    Open Meetings

    $50

    $50

    Garvin Consulting

    $50

    $50

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