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2019 Toronto Open Government Celebration

Open Toronto Meetup Group

Thursday, 14 March 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

2019 Toronto Open Government Celebration

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The Open Toronto Meetup Group and the City of Toronto are proud to present the 3rd Toronto Open Government Celebration in support of the 2019 International Open Government Week!

 

Click here to watch a 2min video that recaps last year's event at the Toronto Reference Library.

  

MORE DETAILS, PLEASE!
The Toronto Open Government Celebration is an interactive event that will allow Torontonians to not only learn more about Open Government and Open Data, but also engage directly with public servants and community leaders who are changing how government provides services to citizens. 

It is taking place during the International Open Government Week, an initiative organized by the Open Government Partnership (of which Canada is Co-Chair) and is dedicated for anyone who believes citizens should play a role in government decision-making.

 

Doors open: 5pm
Show begins: 530pm

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE OPEN GOVERNMENT CELEBRATION
This year we will bring to the audience an Open Government & Open Data Storytelling Battle Royal!

Three Challengers (one from government, one from the technology sector, and one from from civil society) will face-off in a 5-round battle royal where each will tell a story relating to Open Government & Open Data. After each round, the audience will judge who had the best story and by the end of the evening we will declare a winner!

As well, due to their huge success, we will bring back the Open Government and Open Data Family Feud, the the Town Crier Proclamation, and an American Gladiator style Q&A.

  

BATTLE ROYAL CHALLENGERS
Denis Carr, Open Data Supervisor - City of Toronto

Kejo Buchanan, Associate - Open Data Institute Toronto

Keith Loo, Chief Revenue Officer, CTO Boost

We are still confirming additional guests and working on a couple of surprises!


SPECIAL Q&A SESSION - GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
Members from the Ontario Open Government Team will also answer your noob and advanced questions regarding Open Government & Open Data!

Christine Hagyard, Senior Manager | Policy & Partnerships

Bianca Sayan, CKAN Developer

Lequanne Collins-Bacchus, Digital Policy Analyst

Cara Scarfone, Data Analyst

Dawn Edmonds, Policy and Project Lead

 

SPECIAL Q&A SESSION - BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
Open Government and Open Data are closely linked with Open Source, and right now there's no more disruptive open source technology than Blockchain. That is why we will feature a Special Q&A to help shed some light on this new and exciting movement.

John S. Lee, Mix Space - Technical Director

 

OPEN GOVERNMENT & OPEN DATA FAMILY FEUD
Keith McDonald, former Open Data Lead at the City of Toronto, will host a Family Feud wholly geared towards Open Goverment and Open Data! Here are the contestants:

Marina Korneeva, Dateva

Craig Carter Edwards, WelcomeHomeTO

Howard Tam, Strategic City Innovator - Think Fresh Group

Amanda Bell, Toronto Public Health

Cybele Sack, Researcher

Stuart Green, TTC Communications

 

OPEN DATA SONG
Keith McDonald will regale the audience with a live rendition his World renown Open Data Song!

 

VIDEOS THAT EXPLAIN OPEN GOVERNMENT AND OPEN DATA

1) What is Open Government?

2) Open Data - Explained in a nutshell

3) Open - The World's first short film on Open Government, Open Data, and Open Source

4) A modern fable on Open Government

 

NOTE: Since this is a Celebration, organizers have just one more message they would like to share:

(credit: Geekz & Gamez)

Have questions about 2019 Toronto Open Government Celebration? Contact Open Toronto Meetup Group

When & Where


Toronto Metro Hall
55 John Street - Rotunda
Rotunda
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Canada

Thursday, 14 March 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Open Toronto Meetup Group

The Open Government & Open Data movements have fueled unprecedented cultural and technological shifts inside the halls of our government.

More than ever citizens have the opportunity to work along side public servants in an effort to make their city, their province, and their country a better place to live.

The Open Toronto Meetup Group is dedicated to exploring the potential of these movements by profiling voices from government, citizens, and technologists. We are a political neutral community group who attempts to establish trust by creating a collaborative environment between government and the public.

We have created events, galas, outings, and work closely with all levels of government to help make Open Government and Open Data a reality.

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