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The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons (A World Cafe & Happy Hour)

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave NW Washington United States (map)

In the new book The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons, over 200 contributors have built up a picture of progress and challenges in securing the publication and use of open data across a wide range of sectors and stakeholders: from work on anti-corruption and extractives industries, to the work of statistical offices and international funders.

Join us to learn findings from this huge project and to explore:

  • Key lessons from the last decade of work on open data across the world;

  • The changing landscape for open data, and the impending identity crisis faced by open data practitioners;

  • Actions needed to secure the future of open data as a sustainable development tool;

We’ll start with an overview of The State of Open Data Book from visiting co-editor Tim Davies, followed by World Café-style small group discussions led by authors of a number of chapters from the State of Open Data book.

Around 6.30pm we will wrap up and have further informal conversations over drinks as a happy hour.

Read more about the book here.

Join these authors for World Café table discussions on their State of Open Data chapters at this DC launch event:

  • Shaida Baidee - Open Data & National Statistics

  • Catherine Weaver - Open Data, Development Assistance & Humanitarian Action

  • Jorge Florez - Open Data & Anti-corruption

  • Alexander Howard - Open Data, Journalists and the Media

  • Joel Gurin - Open Data & the Private Sector

  • Christopher Wilson - Open Data & Civil Society

  • Anders Pedersen - Open Data & Extractives

  • Tim Davies - Open Data, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence

This event is a part of an ongoing series of events at Open Gov Hub exploring the impact of open data. 

Drinks and refreshments provided.

Attendees are encouraged to register early as this event is expected to sell out.