The Canadian Open Data Summit is the annual event where the most pressing challenges facing the open data community are addressed on a national scale. Join us to share best practices and local experiences, to learn from top international experts, and to work on growing the community strategically and collaboratively.
From coast to coast, 150-200 attendees from businesses, nonprofits, governments, media, and academia are expected to gather on May 25 in Ottawa for this year’s theme of building sustainable, dynamic, and innovative open data communities. Summit participants will be invited to reflect on the following four big questions, which we’ll be unpacking in upcoming blog articles.
How can we prioritise and accelerate the availability of up-to-date, structured, and interoperable open data?
Which mechanisms are better suited to stimulate innovation and effective connections between funders, governments, civil society groups, and the private sector?
What are the conditions and characteristics of dynamic and innovative open data communities?
What are the current challenges and solutions for effective interjurisdictional communication, cooperation, and standardisation?
The Canadian Open Data Summit was created by the Open Data Society of BC, a non-profit, member-driven organization that promotes and supports open data initiatives in BC. Its activities help provide easier access to information so that citizens may better understand their province.
Open North, this year’s host, is a Canadian nonprofit that creates online tools to educate and empower citizens to participate actively in Canadian democracy. It helps governments become more transparent, accountable and responsive in the digital age.