Canadian Open Data Summit 2018

Past event.
7 November 2018, 1:00 PM – 9 November 2018, 4:30 PM.

7 November 2018, 1:00 PM
9 November 2018, 4:30 PM
Registration is over

About the Canadian Open Data Summit 2018

CODS18 is the latest in a long series of annual conferences held across Canada to convene and bolster the Open Data movement.  Taking place this year from November 7th to 9th at the Fallsview Casino Resort and Hilton Hotel in scenic Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, CODS18 convenes hundreds of registrants including:

  • Public-sector data and policy professionals from First Nations, Municipalities, Regions, Provinces, States, as well as National and International orders of government.

  • Private-sector data analysts, publishers and advocates from firms large and small, technology startups to unicorns.

  • Policy advisors, analysts, publishers and advocates from non-profits, foundations, charities, co-operatives, health & social service agencies, research centres, think tanks, etc.

  • Educators and students from secondary, post-secondary, private, and other institutions.

  • Concerned citizens, advocates and activists from all points of the compass.

Emerging topics this year include:

  • Civic technology and smart cities/communities

  • Ethics of collection & use (e.g. “Nothing about us without us”)

  • Private-sector publishers & users of open data

  • Health data sharing to strengthen upstream prevention/promotion approach

  • Participatory open government

About Open Data

Open Data refers to the movement to have governments at all levels, as well as willing private and non-profit organizations, publish structured data sets in common, machine-readable formats at advertised locations to the utmost extent that is practical and ethical; and to allow the reuse and republishing of these data sets at will with, at most, attribution and sharealike stipulated.

Open Data can:

  1. Help citizens hold government more accountable and accessible;

  2. Reduce the administrative costs of routine disclosures by government;

  3. Generate unsuspected insights for research, advocacy or entrepreneurial purposes (through analysis singly or in combination with other data, information and knowledge).

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