International open government data conference

Sponsored by the United States General Services Administration
(U.S. Government)
Hosted by the United States Department of Commerce

President Obama on January 21, 2009, issued a Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. The United States and seven other countries have launched Open Government Data sites that portend a new era of transparency, open government data and more open governments around the world. Many are working on similar developments. For the first time, the International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC) will gather the community of data owners, developers and policy makers from around the globe to share lessons learned, stimulate new ideas, and demonstrate the power of democratizing data.

Hosted by the United States Government, the IOGDC will bring together the world’s foremost experts on open government data. From policy to technology, IOGDC promises to be filled with thoughtful, dynamic discussion around the historic opportunity presented by open government data to foster collaboration, transparency, and interactive public participation. As the first event of its kind, this conference will be a milestone in the enhancement and expansion of open government data and the benefits it produces. There is no cost to attend, but invitation and preregistration is required.

Invited speakers will include:

  • Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer
  • Neil Fantom, Senior Statistician, World Bank
  • Trevor Smallwood, Assistant Secretary, Cyber Security, Australian Government Information Management Office
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Director, World Wide Web Consortium
  • Samantha Power, White House, Senior Advisor, National Security Staff
  • Andrea Johnston, Director, Strategic Policy Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • David L. McClure, Ph.D. , Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Beth Simone Noveck, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Open Government, Office of Science and Technology
  • Dr. James Hendler, co-creator of the Semantic Web; Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Tomasz Janowski, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University
  • Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
  • Sharon Dawes, Senior Fellow, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany
  • Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, Program Executive,, U.S. General Services Administration

… And many more.

You’ll Find Multiple Opportunities to Participate and Engage:

  • Explore the policy issues of how data can change policies and societies
  • The balance between protecting security and safeguarding privacy in the age of Open Government
  • Learn how open government data has led to greater public participation in civic life
  • Be part of building a sustainable international community of data owners, developers and policy makers
  • Discover the intricacies of the Semantic Web from the man who invented it and technologists on its cutting edge
  • Discover best practices for building greater government transparency through open government data
  • Find out how to build a vibrant open data community from the World Bank, whose open data site now attracts more people than its home page
  • Explore geospatial interfaces, visualizations and APIs with top developers
  • Weigh in on how metadata standards are evolving to support multiple domain areas
  • Hear real-world examples of handling cultural change within organizations in the new world of open government data
  • Meet your peers from around the world and build relationships for future international collaborations
  • From mobile apps to dynamic open data publishing, from best practices in data discovery to the value proposition of open government data and metrics…

And much more.

Be part of the discussion, and join the global community that is transforming citizen access to government, building applications using free public data, and creating policy in the new frontier of open government data.

Location: 14th and Penn Ave NW, Washington, DC (Complete information upon registration.)

Register for IOGDC

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