Friday, January 30, 2015

Open Data Event makes a call for papers

A big international open data event is coming, and I hope you can take part!

The 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Ottawa,
Canada, from May 28-29, 2015. This conference, sponsored by Canada's
International Development Research Centre, the Government of Canada, and
the World Bank, will bring together experts and advocates from around the
world to take stock of the rapid evolution of the global open data
community and help chart its future.

The first two International Open Data conferences drew over 400
participants from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South
Africa, Chile, Italy, Argentina, and many others. We want to surpass the
previous conferences, and to do this we will need to have a strong program

To accomplish this we are holding a global Open Call for program content.

The Open Call is underway right now and will run until February 20th.
Details can be found at **. You can also visit the site to
register for the conference. I am pleased to be able to say there will be
no registration fees for the conference and, if you need help with travel,
the IDRC and the World Bank will have a limit number of travel bursaries

We want to make the IODC a truly global conference with a program
representative of where the open data community is at today, and where we
believe it could be tomorrow.

I would appreciate if you could help us spread the word, and of course if
you could come and join us in Ottawa in May!


Erik Waddell

Chair, IODC Steering Committee

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