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Thursday, November 20 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free Public Workshop - Towards Sustainable Open Data Ecosystems: What will it take?

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Since its inception, the open data movement has attempted to break through biases by advocating for greater access to raw data. As a result, more and more data is made available on open data portals by governments across Canada. While this development certainly merits celebration for transparency, accountability, and innovation, it begs the question: What next?

Now that data is becoming more accessible, who is using it and to what ends? Who has the skills to work with this data and interpret it in meaningful ways? How can we create networks of users that promote collaboration while also creating opportunities for new start-ups? In an open data world, must we all become data literate? Who provides context for these datasets?

Focusing on collaboration, this public conversation invites us to consider the future of emerging open data ecosystems and discuss what it takes for them to truly thrive in a sustainable way. 

Important Participant Information: 
  • This conversation is hosted by Concordia's University of the Streets Café and is open to the public. CKX participants are invited to attend and participate along with other community members. 
  • There is no advanced registration required. Seating will be available on a first-come basis. 
  • This event is taking place at the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue in the "Whole Connector" room.  

Speakers
avatar for Susan Edey

Susan Edey

Concordia University
A graduate of Concordia’s MA in Media Studies program and a former Policy Advisor for the Government of Alberta, Susan has a diverse set of interests and experiences that draw her to the field of community learning. As Program and Communications Coordinator for Concordia’s Office... Read More →
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Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

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