Legislative XML Training March 1st, 2012 in Washington, DC

Be one of the first Americans to train on the most-used legislative XML standard, Akoma Ntoso!

What if documents were shared like data?

Register online now. There are still a few seats left. See schedule below.

American governments spend billions of dollars creating, sharing, and storing documents. But what if these documents could be shared in XML? Could we lower costs and increase transparency?

Learn Akoma Ntoso from Fabio Vitali and Monica Palmirani, the founders of Akoma Ntoso, the XML-based legislative/parliamentary open document standard. Hosted the day after the United Nations International meeting, Achieving Greater Transparency in Legislatures through the Use of Open Document Standards, the training will also update you on the latest recommendations and discussions from the international meeting.

"Akoma Ntoso defines a set of recommendations and guidelines for e-services in a world-wide context. This framework is an essential prerequisite for interlinking and web-enabling Parliaments and Courts. It addresses information content and recommends technical policies and specifications for connecting information systems across countries."--AkomaNtoso.org

Learn how standardized, machine-readable documents can help your government open up its documents, ease sharing across government(s) and with the public, and the best-practices and tools for implementation. With two tracks, you can delve into the design and implementation of Akoma Ntoso (great for developers and IT staff), or into a policy and implementation focused track (for policy makers and drafting staff).

Agenda forthcoming. Doors open at 9 AM, concludes at 5 PM.

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Legislative XML Training

National Democratic Institute

455 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, Mar 1st, 8:30am-3:30pm

9.00 - 9.20 Introduction and introduction of the attendees

9.30 - 10.40 F. Vitali, Introduction to Akoma, question & answer

10.40-11.30 M. Palmirani, Legislative workflow and examples of markup

11.30-12.00C. Fabiani, European Parliament Strategy and Tools

12.00-12.30 Lunch on your own.

12.30-13.45 M. Palmirani, Benefit, Risks and policy for implementing Legal XML-ization project
Discussion with the Attendees

12.30-13.45 F. Vitali, Go in deep in Akoma and URI
Discussion with the Attendees


14.30-14.50 Demos and Tools
G. Vergottini: LegisXML

14.50-15:10S. Tickner, Province of British Columbia: CiviX Suite

15:10-15:30Wrap up and Conclusions

16.00Informal networking at happy hour

National Democratic Institute

Thursday, March 1st 2012 at 8:30am-3:30pm

455 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Training organized by Knowledge As Power, a 501c3 organization

Find us online at KnowledgeAsPower.org