The City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec are delighted to co-organize the 6th edition of the Canadian Open Data Summit. We want to take advantage of this national meeting to broaden the discussion on open data, promote its reuse, advance open government initiatives and make our community a global model of an open society!

The Canadian Open Data Summit is not only an opportunity to exchange ideas and expand your network, but it’s also an occasion to get inspired by work being carried out by members of our diverse community. To ensure that everyone walks away from the summit with concrete learnings, the summit will tackle 2 major themes, which bear upon a range of topical issues, including: the ecological transitiondiversity and inclusion, innovation and economic development, and democracy and participation.

Publishing open data is just one step in the lifecycle of data, and in many ways, it’s the tip of the iceberg. This conference theme focuses on looking beneath the waters — getting behind the processes, structures, dynamics, frameworks and actors that create and publish open data, while exploring challenges and solutions to responsible data management and governance. As part of this theme, participants may unpack tricky questions on data ethics, discover new ways of sharing data in pursuit of the common good, and think through the future of digital transformation in government. We invite you to dive in with us!