May 1-2, 2015
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Jamie Van Ymeren
Christian Villum
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on Open Data and Non-Profits
on Open Knowledge 
Deputy Premier Deb Matthews
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GO Open Data Presentations are available. Photos and more to come!

Students & Academics

GO Open Data is a must for students, academics, data professionals, and librarians looking for inspiration in information.

Civil Servants

Perfect for policy makers, CIOs, data creators/custodians, planners, mappers, health care professionals, and evidence based decisions makers.


GO Open Data can help individuals & non-profit organizations learn how open data can be used to gain insight into their communities, and contribute to better outcomes.

Citizens & Entrepreneurs

Engaged citizens will learn how insights developed from open data can be used to create new opportunities and employment in the community.

Developers & Journalists

Data is a precious resource for journalists and technologists.  Whether it be a feature story or a new mobile application, open data helps create exciting stories and products.

Go Open Data is Back and Better Than Ever

GO Open Data Conference is back for its 3rd year and it’s better than ever! We have expanded the conference to an exciting 2-day format. The 2nd day of the conference introduces a Hackathon – come on out and participate in enriching our community. Whether it be to hack an app, create a data story, analyse data to solve community problems or influence future policy; the hackathon addition takes the conference to a whole new level – from awareness to action!

“Open data can benefit everyone!”

This is a community-driven annual conference that focuses on creating open data awareness, exchanging knowledge and building the open data community across Ontario. Last year’s conference took place in Toronto with over 230 attendees from federal, provincial and local governments, non-profits, community groups, academia, citizen activists and media.  Great success!

This year’s program will include:

  • High profile keynotes
  • Panels addressing critical issues & success stories
  • Concurrent knowledge sharing sessions
  • Learning Labs
  • Pub Social
  • Oh ya, there’s also Saturday for hacking!

“Open data supports government efficiencies, entrepreneurship and community wellbeing.”

If you care that our future should be prosperous, healthy, civil and environmentally sustainable, then the GO Open Data Conference is for you. Whether you are a civil servant, entrepreneur, community leader, technologist or student, GO Open Data can empower you. 

“Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.”

Open Data can include maps of assets, routes and boundaries; statistics of usage, need and interests; survey questions; and much much more.

Analysis of open data sets can provide a variety of insights into our common challenges and opportunities, and enable you to develop solutions. That’s true empowerment.


“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”

~ Helen Keller

“Open data can help unlock $3 trillion to $5 trillion in economic value annually across seven sectors.”

McKinsey Global Institute

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