GOOD19 Conference Program

The GOOD 19 conference theme is “Open Data: Inclusive, Equitable, Ethical & Impactful”.

This year’s conference will start with a plenary morning of panels.  The afternoon will feature concurrent streams.

Day two continues the tradition of holding a Hackathon that speaks to some community challenges and seeks to move the yardsticks forward and establish action plans to continue the work post- conference.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY

8:00 AM
Event Registration & Breakfast

Sameer Vasta, Master of Ceremonies

Conference Co-Chairs
Ab Velasco, Toronto Public Library
Andi Argast, Open Data Institute Toronto

Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development and Innovation
Toronto Public Library

This dynamic keynote panel will provide their diverse perspectives on the conference theme of Open – Inclusive, Equitable, Ethical & Impactful.

Moderator:  Sameer Vasta, Ontario Digital Service

Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair, Information Law and Policy University of Ottawa

Jonathan Dewar, Executive Director, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor Critical Media and Big Data, Carleton University

Teresa Scassa
Jonathan Dewar
10:15 AM
Networking Break

Our digital world holds many challenges as illustrated by Cambridge Analytica, issues related to the local Sidewalk Toronto initiative, the smart cities challenge happening in Canada and differences between our urban and rural communities.  This diverse panel will speak to the current state of our digital community and where we need to go.

Moderator:  Jury Konga, Open Knowledge Canada

Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair, Information Law and Policy University of Ottawa

Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Service, City of Guelph

Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development and Innovation, Toronto Public Library

Nasma Ahmed, Director Digital Justice Lab

A panel consisting of high school, university and recent grad students as well as a teacher speaking about how youth are being educated about and using open data to create meaningful and impactful projects.

Moderator: Richard Pietro, Open Toronto MeetUp

Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch, Toronto District School Board,
Founder and Executive Director, STEM Fellowship

 

 

EVERYONE welcome to make a BRIEF announcement … new events, new initiatives … Please register for this at the registration desk and we’ll call you up in order.

Welcome message from our sponsors who support our conference.

12:30 PM
LUNCH - Provided

 

Suneel Jethani, Open Data Engagement Manager and Research Fellow, Digital Design and Innovation
State Government of Victoria, Australia and University of Melbourne

Dr. Dale Leorke, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Tampere University, Finland

Suneel Jethani
Dr. Dale Leorke

 

Heather Krause, CEO Datassist

Amy Bihari, Open Government Office
Province of Ontario

 

Christine Hagyard, Senior Manager Policy and Partnerships
Ontario Open Government Office, Ontario Digital Services

2:30 PM
Refreshment Break

HousingNowTO project – Using Open-Data & Scraped-Data to create public, interactive maps for  tracking-progress on Affordable-Housing proposals in Toronto

Mark J. Richardson (HousingNowTO)
Others to be Confirmed

 

Connie McCutcheon, Prresident
Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario

Christine Hagyard, Senior Manager Policy and Partnerships
Ontario Open Government Office, Ontario Digital Services

Moving GO Open Data conference from discussion to action.  Conferences are great for knowledge exchange, dialogue and networking but beyond that we need to have some actionable items to act on following the conference.  Join this great panel for defining our action plan.

Moderator:  Sameer Vasta, Ontario Digital Services

Ryan Garnett, Manager Open Data and Data Acquistion
Geospatial Competency Centre, City of Toronto

Connie McCutcheon, President MISA Ontario
Open Data Lead, Niagara Region

Kejo Buchannan, Information Preofessional
Open Data Institute Toronto

Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor
Communications and Big Data, Carleton University

Christine Hagyard, Senior Manager Policy and Partnerships
Ontario Open Government Office, Ontario Digital Services

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
4:45 PM
Post Conference Networking
9:00 AM
Hackathon Registration

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