Unleashing the Power of Open Data


The Centre for Social Impact Technology is delighted to invite you to a thought-provoking webinar exploring the transformative potential of open data in the dynamic and vibrant city of Calgary. Join us as we delve into the significance of open data and its impact on fostering positive change within the local community.

In this engaging webinar, we will uncover how open data initiatives are revolutionizing the way we understand, analyze, and address social challenges in Calgary. Open data, defined as publicly accessible and freely available data, has emerged as a powerful tool to enable transparency, accountability, and collaboration in today's digital era.

During this session, esteemed experts in the field will explore the following key topics:

a. Open Data and its Potential: Gain a comprehensive understanding of what open data entails, its value proposition, and how it can facilitate evidence-based decision-making and innovation in various sectors.

b. The Calgary Context: Dive into the unique characteristics of Calgary and discover the specific opportunities and challenges for open data initiatives in the city. Explore real-world examples of how open data has already been leveraged to enhance social impact in Calgary.

c. Collaborative Partnerships: Discover how the Centre for Social Impact Technology is collaborating with local organizations, government agencies, and community stakeholders to promote open data practices and create an inclusive data ecosystem. Learn about ongoing initiatives and future prospects for collective action.

d. Empowering Community Engagement: Explore how open data can empower citizens, nonprofits, and social enterprises to actively participate in shaping policies, improving services, and addressing social inequalities. Discover the tools and resources available to harness open data for maximum community impact.

e. Navigating Ethical Considerations: Delve into the ethical dimensions of open data usage, including privacy, security, and responsible data sharing practices. Understand the importance of data governance frameworks and learn how Calgary is addressing these critical issues.

f. Opportunities for Collaboration: Engage in interactive discussions and networking opportunities with fellow attendees, speakers, and representatives from Calgary's vibrant social impact ecosystem. Explore potential avenues for collaboration and find inspiration for your own open data initiatives.

Whether you are a data enthusiast, community leader, policymaker, or social entrepreneur, this webinar will equip you with valuable insights into harnessing the power of open data for positive change in the Calgary context. Join us and be part of the movement driving innovation, transparency, and social impact through open data.

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today to secure your place in this enlightening webinar on open data and its transformative potential in Calgary. Together, let's unlock new possibilities for a more inclusive and prosperous future.


The Centre for Social Impact Technology



Date & Time

Oct. 5, 2023, 1 p.m. - Oct. 5, 2023, 2 p.m.



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