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GODAN Summit 2016
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 7:30 AM – Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 8:00 PM EDT
ABOUT GODAN SUMMIT 2016
The GODAN Summit will bring together world leaders, researchers, farmers, students and others - public, private and non-profit united around a collaboration on agriculture and nutrition data openness. Join the largest event ever planned for open data in agriculture and nutrition. The goals of the Summit are to illustrate the opening, the use, and the importance of agriculture and nutrition data.
For the first time in human history, the knowledge to end hunger exists on Earth.
Experts tell us that we currently produce enough food on planet Earth to adequately feed the world population. Yet, nearly 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition in every corner of the globe, one in every nine people, with the majority being women and children. We are convinced that the solution to closing this unacceptable hunger gap lies within agriculture and nutrition data. The GODAN Summit will showcase innovative open data success stories from across the world.
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative is rapidly growing with over 295 partners including national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organizations, that agree with the principles in the GODAN Statement of Purpose. GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
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Interested in becoming a GODAN partner?
Learn more: http://www.godan.info/become-a-godan-partner
What are the goals of the Summit?
The goals of the Summit are to illustrate the opening, the use, and the importance of agriculture and nutrition data.
What will be the format of the Summit?
The two day event will include high-level remarks, concurrent sessions, lightning presentations, exhibit hall and deliverable annoucements, all aligned with the goals of the Summit.
How do I submit a proposal to exhibit at the Exhibit Hall?
Proposals must be submitted using the following application form: xhibitor will be granted 2 free registrations to the Summit. Deadline extended to July 22.E
Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
An official government ID (e.g. U.S. Drivers license, Passport) will be required upon entry to the Summit. The name on the ID must match the name used for registration.
Is there any support available for visa application?
During registration you will be asked if you require a letter to support visa application. Please complete all the required information. Upon completion, your registration will be reviewed and you may receive a letter of invitation in 3-5 business days, in the email you provided.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Attendees are responsible for making their own transport and parking arrangements.
Is there a list of recommended hotels?
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of hotels that are within 10 minutes’ walking distance from the New York Hilton Midtown.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Registration/tickets are non-transferrable.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, using your Eventbrite account.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately refunds are not possible.
Why is there a registration fee?
Registration fee does not include visa costs, travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by the registrant..
How can I become a GODAN partner?
Learn more here.
Interested in being a sponsor?
Contact: Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat, email@example.com