OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the largest-ever gathering of international leaders in open data. Open data makes government information publicly accessible, enabling informed and engaged citizenship.
What: International Open Data Conference
Hosted by: The Government of Canada, Canada's International Development Research Centre, the World Bank, and the OD4D Network.
When: May 28-29, 2015 – Media may register by 08:00 on May 28, in person or via [email protected]
Where: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario – Designated registration/reception table.
Sponsors: Omidyar Network, Premise, OpenDataSoft, Junar, Mapbox, Shopify, Google
Agenda highlights: The full conference agenda is available at: http://opendatacon.org/
Thursday, May 28
Official Welcome and Data – The Revolution Ahead - 08:30-09:30 a.m. - Salon Gatineau
*DJ Patel, Chief Data Scientist, The United States Office of Science and Technology Policy
Data + Public Money - 11:00-12:15 p.m. - Rm 201
*Maciek Hawrylak, Senior Policy Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Data + Media and Culture - 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Rm 209
Friday, May 29
What Happens After the Hack: Canada's Approach to National Hackathons - 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Rm 210
*Claire Masson, Outreach and Engagement Lead on Open Government, Government of Canada
SOURCE International Development Research Centre
For further information: Note to Editors: Senior staff of Canada's IDRC will be available for interviews. Jocelyn Sweet, International Development Research Centre | 613.696.2117 or 613.790.2088 | [email protected]; Media Relations, Treasury Board Secretariat, 613-369-3400 | [email protected]; Media Relations, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, 343-203-7700 | [email protected]