The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to invite you to the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) in Geneva, Switzerland on 16th-18th September. Our theme is OPEN DATA – Broad, Deep Connected. OKCon is the world’s leading open data and open knowledge conference, running since 2005. Our line-up of speakers this year already includes Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation), John Ellis (CERN and Kings College, London), Chris Vein (World Bank) and Victoria Stodden (Columbia University). Many more will be announced very soon.
In the last few years we have seen government open data initiatives grow and become important in areas such as research, culture and international development. OKCon will explore how open data is not only expanding geographically but also touching new sectors and new areas. It will focus on how we can coordinate and strengthen public policy around the world to support a truly global and interconnected ecosystem of open data.
Our exciting programme is continuing to develop and we have received over 300 fantastic submissions to our Call for Proposals. Thank you for your enthusiasm! The results of our selection will be announced on June 18th – so watch this space! In the meantime, you can find out more about OKCon on our updated programme and discover about what’s happening in open data in Switzerland through the work of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Swiss chapter, Opendata.ch.
Early Bird registrations are open! Get your ticket now!
We are offering special rate tickets for students, academics, NGOs and CSOs, early stage entrepreneurs, freelancers, and unemployed attendees. To take advantage of these, please do book before June 23rd. Find more on our Tickets page.
Visas and invitation letters
Please contact email@example.com for information about visas and invitation letters to attend OKCon.
Call for Proposals
Results will be announced on Tuesday 18th June.
We are planning satellite workshops on Thursday 19th September. Please consider this when booking your travel!