3rd International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC15)

The 3rd International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC15) will take on May 28-29, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. It is a global event jointly organized by the Government of Canada, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, and the World Bank. The Conference will engage sector and open data experts, senior government officials, industry leaders, and civil society champions from around the world in open discussions and collaborative work that will lead to a data revolution.

The list of the Conference speakers highlights the significance of this event and makes us confident about the impact that it will have on shaping the future steps of open data; after all, the motto of the Conference is “Enabling the Data Revolution”.

Members of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), including the GODAN Secretariat, will attend the Conference and among others, will facilitate the session on Data + Agriculture (Thursday, May 28, 13:30 – 15:30 Ottawa Time). This event is one of GODAN’s milestones and will provide the opportunity to publicly share the GODAN Discussion Paper, that aims to provide the mean for discussions and formulate the next steps in the context of open data in the agriculture and food sectors.

Today, the GODAN Secretariat is organizing a pre-Conference meeting in order to allow participants get a first taste of tomorrow's session. You can find more information here.

How can you keep up with the IODC15 news and contribute to the discussions?

If you want to keep updated with all news of the Opendatacon, you can:

  • attend the webcast during the event;
  • follow the tweets using the #IODC15 hashtag and tweet yourself/respond to tweets using the same hashtag;
  • read and respond to the IODC15 blog posts, shaping the agenda;
  • download the smartphone app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices from here.

You can read more on the Agro-Know blog.