28 Sept - White House Open Data Innovation Summit (& open call for commitments)

this came into my inbox and i wanted to share with the NYC community. - @noneck

SAVE THE DATE: September 28, 2016

Please join us for the first-ever White House Open Data Innovation Summit to showcase the power of data in tackling the biggest challenges of our democracy, creating positive change, and strengthening the broader civic community. Open Data. My Data. Innovation.

Open Data Innovation Summit with Solutions Showcase!

U.S. Government (USG) agencies and non-USG organizations may submit achievements and commitments in open data and My Data by filling out this form on the White House website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/data-people-people-join-white-house-open-data-innovation-summit

Call open now – please share widely.

Open data is core to President Obama’s leadership and legacy. Data is a valuable national resource and a strategic asset to the U.S. Government, its partners, and the public. Managing data as an asset and making it available, discoverable, and usable - in a word, “open” - not only strengthens our democracy and promotes efficiency and effectiveness in government, but also has the potential to create economic opportunity and improve citizens’ quality of life.

The first-ever White House Open Data Innovation Summit will celebrate eight years of progress in transforming federal information into open data.

The Speakers will include federal and private-sector leaders working to standardize, publish, and innovate on U.S. government open data.

The Solutions Showcase will feature cutting-edge uses of government open data to strengthen democracy, promote efficiency and effectiveness in government, and drive economic opportunity.

The Sponsors of the White House Open Data Innovation Summit include the White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Data Foundation.

To learn more about the Summit and how you may participate visit: https://www.data.gov/event/white-house-open-data-innovation-summit/