Open Belgium 2021

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Let's make Belgian knowledge open, usable, useful and used!

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Let's make Belgian knowledge open, usable, useful and used!

Open Belgium is an annual Open Knowledge and Open Data conference gathering industry, research, government and citizen stakeholders. In other words, anyone who is interested in Open Knowledge and Open Data is more than welcome! 

We aim to bring you up to speed with the latest trends, innovations and best practices by sharing experiences among this wide range of participants. Get inspired by keynote presentation, reflective Q&A sessions, engaging panel discussions as well as hands-on and minds-on workshops.  Due to covid-19 restrictions, Open Belgium will take place online, with free sessions spread out over the entire month of March.

If this sparked your interest, check out the program below and join the open community! Feel free to join the Twitter conversation via #openbelgium21. Your voice matters!

PROGRAM (calendar)

Tue, 2 March (9.30-10.15): We reuse LOD and open it up. Your turn to build it! #keynote #intermediate

Tue, 2 March (15.00-15.45): Open data at the federal level #Q&A #intermediate

Thu, 4 March (11.00-11.45): Ghent's open data journey #interview #intermediate

Thu, 4 March (15.00-15.45): 20 years of open biodiversity data in BE. What's next? #keynote #intermediate

Fri, 5 March (18.00-19.30): OSM news and discussions #workshop #intermediate

Tue, 9 March (9.00-10.30): Hacking open culture in 90min, a creative brainstorm #workshop # intermediate

Tue, 9 March (16.00-18.00): The base API for open data: linked Data Event Streams #Q&A # expert

Thu, 11March (13.00-14.15): Open Data As Part of Social Justice Movement #roundtable #intermediate

Thu, 11March (16.30-17.15): Success through openness in digital design #keynote #intermediate

Mon, 15 March (11.00-11.45): Sharing open (road) data in Flanders: The TN-ITS way #keynote #intermediate

Mon, 15 March (15.00-15.45): Ethics in Action: responsible use of location data #Q&A #intermediate

Wed, 17 March (11.00-11.45): PROBE: policies fit for humans and machines #keynote #intermediate

Wed, 17 March (16.45-18.00): Open cultural data in citizen science #roundtable #intermediate

Fri, 19 March (11.00-11.45): Actionable steps towards distributed data for your organistion #keynote #intermediate

Fri, 19 March (13.00-13.45): Everybody wins but who's paying? #keynote #intermediate

Mon, 22 March (11.00-12.15): Accessing and valorizing health data in Belgium #roundtable #intermediate

Mon, 22 March (16.30-17.15): How to be collaborative and digital #Q&A #beginner

Wed, 24 March (11.00-11.45): Work Zones for Open Science #keynote #intermediate

Wed, 24 March (15.00-15.45): Development of a Flemish AP for Research Datasets in FRIS #keynote #intermediate

Fri, 26 March (10.00-11.15): Personal Data Governance: towards a fair data economy #roundtable #intermediate

Fri, 26 March (15.00-15.45): Open public sector innovation #keynote #beginner

Mon, 29 March (11.00-11.45): How we helped16 Walloon administrations take first steps in Open Data #keynote #beginner

Mon, 29 March (13.00-14.30): Open and FAIR covid-19 data #workshop #intermediate

Wed, 31 March (hour TBD): Keynote and Q&A with State Secretary Mathieu Michel #keynote #Q&A #intermediate


Where can I find a quick overview of the line-up? or via this shared calendar

Where is the conference taking place?

To keep things safe, Open Belgium will take place online.

When is the conference taking place? 

These free online sessions will be spread out over the entire month of March to give our community the chance to participate in every session without causing video conference exhaustion.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you can, if you have an Eventbrite account. 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the organiser directly via email:

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