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Can "Open Data" Improve Democratic Governance?, Sep 12

IBM Information Strategist, Steve Adler will also deliver a keynote address.

This one-day conference explores the impact of open data on public policy and democratic governance in the digital age.

Open data, social media, geographic information systems, wireless communications, and mobile devices are transforming the relationship between government institutions at all levels and the constituents they represent. The open data movement, fueled by technical innovations, offers opportunities to increase accountability and citizen participation through greater transparency and by generating more effective, crowd-sourced solutions to public problems. At the same time, questions of access and inclusion must also be addressed. Which groups are enabled to participate by these tools and whose voices are omitted?

Registration opens August 1. Please visit website to register:

The entire conference schedule can be found at