This year’s theme is “Open Data and Smart Communities” – both exciting and topical. Open data has been acknowledged as a foundational component of Smart Communities/Cities. But what is a “smart community”? It has many definitions and many opposing opinions as to what the value is to the community – is it just the tech companies with a profit focus or is the focus on community well-being? Even the term community provides some diverse perspectives – is community a small village? Is it a province? Is it the country? Is it a sector like the environmental sector?
This year’s conference will start with a plenary morning of panels – Leaders Keynote Panel, Open Data Charter – Principles, Standards and Impacts and of course – the “Smart Communities” panel. The afternoon will feature concurrent streams including: Smart Communities, Open Contracting, Open Health and Safety and Open-Closed-Shared Data Realities. As part of the concurrent sessions, we are providing an open Call for Speakers. A Closing Keynote will pull together the dialogue of the conference and link to activities happening from a local to a global level and provide some action items for the community to move forward.
Day two continues the tradition of holding a Hackathon that speaks to some community challenges and seeks to the yardsticks forward and establish action plans to continue the work post- conference.
Day 1 Morning
Leaders Keynote Panel
Open Data Charter Panel
Smart Communities Panel
Lunch – networking “Birds of a Feather”
Day 1 Afternoon
– Smart Communities
– Open Contracting
– Open Health & Safety
– Open – Closed – Shared Data Realities
– Closing Keynote
– Closing Remarks
– Pub Social
Interested in sharing your knowledge? Give us your proposal for one of the concurrent sessions here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ivWQxfQ2Dhxve2zjJegQQXicDqzJU6-0YjH8FH8p3vM/edit
This page will be frequently refreshed as speaker information is confirmed.