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Saturday, March 13, 2010

XBRL - A Language for the Government 2.0 World

Featuring Liv Apneseth Watson, Senior Executive, IRIS Business Services

  • Discover how Governments are using XBRL
  • Discover how XBRL will be instrumental in enhanced transparency of the public sector
  • Discover how XBRL will help bridge the information gap between diverse information

Governments around the world are adopting the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). XBRL reduces the regulatory burden on companies that must provide large amounts of information to government. XBRL enhances interoperability of information sharing. XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of financial and non-financial data which is revolutionizing reporting around the world. It provides major benefits in the preparation, analysis and communication of information. It offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and reliability to all those involved in supplying or using data.

In this session, we will examine how XBRL supports the movement to more openness and transparency in all activities of government and present best practices from around the world with XBRL implementations.

Our speaker, Liv Apneseth Watson, is a senior executive at IRIS Business Services and serves on the board of directors of IRIS, MediaTenor, and the Institute of Management Accountants. She is one of the founding members of XBRL International, a member of the XBRL International Steering Committee, Vice President of XBRL International Membership Working Group and served XBRL International in several different capacities over the years.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Registration and view Fees
Friday, April 2, 2010


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