BetaTalk - The future of New York State's Open Government

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[Note about the venue - You must RSVP with the name that appears on a photo ID. RSVPs will close at 4:00 PM the day of the event in order to give building security a list.]

About the night

This fall, New Yorkers will vote for who will represent them in the Governor office, Lt. Gov, and Comptroller; at the federal level, US Senate and Congressional seats. For those of you who find these campaign hard to monitor, you are not alone.

For this Wed, we will feature advocates who are working to improve the future of Open Government in our State House. Our friends at Reinvent Albany ( will walk us though several of their reports ( and outline the transparency issues at stake.

Afterward, we will break off into discussion groups to ensure our state house is as transparent as possible.

Other special guests have been invited, we will let you know if they respond. Note, BetaNYC and Reinvent Albany are nonpartisan non-profits.

Register to Vote

Note, there is time to register for the fall election ( Visit our friends at TurboVote ( to stay registered to vote!

Schedule for the night

7:00 - Doors open with light refreshments
7:30 - Event starts
8:30 - Discussion groups
9:15 - Closing