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Call for Proposals: Alberta Open Data Summit

June 13, 2016

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, journalism and design.

The interdisciplinary Alberta Open Data Summit (October 14-15 in Edmonton) is an unprecedented opportunity to share new Albertan knowledge and experience around open data and to push us further to activate its power and potential.

We’re inviting speakers from across disciplines to propose panel discussions, presentations, workshops, lightning talks and project demos related to open data. Take this chance to contribute to Alberta’s open data community!

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening up data – challenges, strategies, successes
  • Measuring the impact of open data
  • Open data for social good/social justice
  • Open data opportunities for small business
  • Open data and journalism
  • Working with open data – case studies, successes and failures
  • Data privacy and safety
  • Storing and sharing data
  • Data analytics tools
  • Citizen science
  • Civic tech
  • Data visualization and design
  • Digital humanities
  • Creating art/music with data
  • Data literacy – teaching and/or learning
  • Working with open data in particular fields:
    • Geographic data
    • Cultural and historical data
    • Energy data
    • Economic data
    • Scientific data
    • Social data
    • Sports data

We’re looking for speakers who are interested in:

  • sharing their expertise, experience and knowledge to an audience from a range of sectors
  • attending the whole event; engaging with and building up the Alberta open data community
  • helping to spread the word about the Summit

Interested in speaking at the Alberta Open Data Summit? Apply now!

Deadline to apply is June 30, 2016.

Selected speakers will be notified by July 11, 2016.

Look for news and updates at and with the hashtag #ABODS16


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