Alberta Open Data Summit
October 14, 2016 October 15, 2016
The inaugural Alberta Open Data Summit will be held October 14 & 15 at the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton. The Summit will provide Alberta’s citizens, scholars, businesses, non-profits, artists, journalists and governments the opportunity to share their open data-based creations, solutions and insights, build connections, work together on open data-based projects and learn new skills.
Open data is a transformative resource. The open data movement has provoked new transparency, efficiency and creativity in the government, business and non-profit sectors and opened up new opportunities for understanding and representing our world to scholarship, media, art and design. The interdisciplinary Alberta Open Data Summit aims to share new Albertan knowledge and experience around open data and to push us further to activate its power and potential.
Edmonton Public Library is committed to providing open access to information and defending intellectual freedom. In the 21st century this commitment is necessarily extended to supporting open data and data literacy. As the public library of Alberta’s capital city we see the Alberta Open Data Summit as an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our province and unlock the exciting opportunities that open data provides across sectors.
The Summit program will include:
- High profile keynote
- Concurrent workshops, panels and lightning talks sharing open data success stories and challenges
- Participant-led unconference