CityCamp NC, a conference featuring panels and workshops to engage people in discussion about how the web, applications and technology will shape cities, returns to Raleigh next week.

Formerly called CityCamp Raleigh, the event is now taking a broader statewide outlook. Scheduled for May 30 and 31, the event promotes citizen participation and government transparency. Now in its third year CityCamp will be held for the first time in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the N.C. State University Campus.

The event is open to all, regardless of technical abilities. Teams are invited to pitch ideas. This year, CityCamp NC will award a top prize of $3,000 plus a consulting session with Jason Caplain of Bull City Venture Partners. Second and third team prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively will also be awarded. For more information, go online.