Preparations for the 2021 Canadian Open Data Summit, the seventh in this series of Canada-wide conventions, ably hosted by the City of Montreal and the Province of Quebec, are well underway.

So of course, it’s past time we started thinking about 2022.  If your organization is a publisher or consumer of open data and is a Canadian legal entity (non-profit, corporation, or a municipal, federal, provincial, regional, or First Nation government) you are a potential #CODS22 Host, and we want to hear from you!

The benefits of hosting this seminal event are many for attendees and for hosts:

  • Help to shape the best practices and priorities of this professional community.
  • Gain access to leaders and new talent in the field of Open Data.
  • Showcase the data fluency and open data credentials of your region or organization.
  • Gather and network among Open Data, and Civic Tech practitioners from across Canada and around the world.

If your proposal is successful (you should know by the end of October 2021) you’ll have access to full secretariat support and past hosts; organizing and marketing materials; and more.  You’ll be building upon an excellent foundation of Summits past!

Full details on why and how to host #CODS22 are available from today on our website.

And if after reading that you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reply to this email and contact our Executive Director, Paul Connor.  As co-chair of the 2018 Summit in Niagara, Ontario, he is well able to share any additional details you may need to support your decision.

Join the ranks of Canada’s Open Data leaders.  Host #CODS22 in your community next autumn!