[LINK] Fwd: announcement re US Open Govt Conference

Liddy Nevile liddy at sunriseresearch.org
Sat Nov 6 01:20:53 AEDT 2010

> Forwarded on request from San Cannon at the Federal Reserve Board
> ---
> Sponsored by the United States General Services Administration (U.S.
> Government)
> Hosted by the United States Department of Commerce
> NOVEMBER 15-17, 2010 ~ WASHINGTON, D.C.
> President Obama on January 21, 2009, issued a Memorandum on  
> Transparency
> and Open Government. The United States and seven other countries have
> launched Open Government Data sites that portend a new era of
> transparency,
> open government data and more open governments around the world. Many
> are
> working on similar developments. For the first time, the International
> Open
> Government Data Conference (IOGDC) will gather the community of data
> owners, developers and policy makers from around the globe to share
> lessons
> learned, stimulate new ideas, and demonstrate the power of  
> democratizing
> data.
> Hosted by the United States Government, the IOGDC will bring together
> the
> world's foremost experts on open government data. From policy to
> technology, IOGDC promises to be filled with thoughtful, dynamic
> discussion
> around the historic opportunity presented by open government data to
> foster
> collaboration, transparency, and interactive public participation. As
> the
> first event of its kind, this conference will be a milestone in the
> enhancement and expansion of open government data and the benefits it
> produces. There is no cost to attend, but invitation and  
> preregistration
> is
> required.
> Invited speakers will include:
> Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer
> Neil Fantom, Senior Statistician, World Bank
> Trevor Smallwood, Assistant Secretary, Cyber Security, Australian
> Government Information Management Office
> Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Director, World
> Wide
> Web Consortium
> Samantha Power, White House, Senior Advisor, National Security Staff
> Andrea Johnston, Director, Strategic Policy Development, Agriculture  
> and
> Agri-Food Canada
> David L. McClure, Ph.D. , Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen
> Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services
> Administration
> Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and  
> Human
> Services
> Beth Simone Noveck, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Open Government,
> Office of Science and Technology
> Dr. James Hendler, co-creator of the Semantic Web; Tetherless World
> Senior
> Constellation Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> Tomasz Janowski, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, United Nations
> University
> Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
> Sharon Dawes, Senior Fellow, Center for Technology in Government,
> University at Albany
> Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia, Program Executive, Data.gov, U.S. General
> Services Administration
> ... And many more.
> You'll Find Multiple Opportunities to Participate and Engage:
> Explore the policy issues of how data can change policies and  
> societies
> The balance between protecting security and safeguarding privacy in  
> the
> age
> of Open Government
> Learn how open government data has led to greater public participation
> in
> civic life
> Be part of building a sustainable international community of data
> owners,
> developers and policy makers
> Discover the intricacies of the Semantic Web from the man who invented
> it
> and technologists on its cutting edge
> Discover best practices for building greater government transparency
> through open government data
> Find out how to build a vibrant open data community from the World  
> Bank,
> whose open data site now attracts more people than its home page
> Explore geospatial interfaces, visualizations and APIs with top
> developers
> Weigh in on how metadata standards are evolving to support multiple
> domain
> areas
> Hear real-world examples of handling cultural change within
> organizations
> in the new world of open government data
> Meet your peers from around the world and build relationships for  
> future
> international collaborations
> From mobile apps to dynamic open data publishing, from best  
> practices in
> data discovery to the value proposition of open government data and
> metrics...
> And much more.
> Be part of the discussion, and join the global community that is
> transforming citizen access to government, building applications using
> free
> public data, and creating policy in the new frontier of open  
> government
> data.
> Location: 14th and Penn Ave NW, Washington, DC (Complete information
> upon
> registration.)
> Please register at http://data.gov/conference
> Data.gov is an Open Government Initiative from the Executive Office of
> the
> President and supports the open government principles of transparency,
> participation, and collaboration. The free public data on Data.gov is
> brimming with opportunity. In its first year of operation, thousands  
> of
> datasets were discovered across government and made easily  
> accessible to
> the public. Today, that data is being put to work. People already have
> begun tapping its potential through creative apps and mashups that are
> making life better, including keeping children safe, letting travelers
> find
> the fastest routes, and informing home buyers about neighborhood  
> safety.
> Public participation and collaboration are critical to Data.gov's
> success.
> -------------------------------------------------
> San Cannon
> Assistant Director, Division of Research and Statistics
> Federal Reserve Board
> Washington DC 20551
> (202) 452-3710
> sandra.a.cannon at frb.gov

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