22 December 2011 update: most of the video recordings are available below.
7 October 2011 update: a summary of the event is available here.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2011, 8.30am – 6.00pm

Venue: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Gardens Point Campus, Gibson Room, Z Block, Level 10

The full program is available below.

For governments worldwide the issue of Open Government data is a topic of current strategic interest. From emergency and natural disaster response management through health, education and the environment, to the development of new-data driven services and technologies, it it critically important to be able to obtain access to publicly funded data, in reusable formats.  The advantages of improved information flows are numerous, including informed policy development, better decision making, more transparent and participatory democratic processes, and enhanced research and cultural activity. Likewise, the Queensland Government endorsed the Government Information Licensing Framework (GILF) as central to its Right to Information strategy, supporting in practice the application of the CC BY licence (as the licence of first choice) to government copyright materials (cleared for public release) to ensure they remain openly available for reuse.

The Declaration of Open Government (July 2010) reaffirmed the Australian Government’s  commitment to the objective of ensuring “open government based on a culture of engagement, built on better access to and use of government held information, and sustained by the innovative use of technology”.  This commitment to open government is supported by the Intellectual Policy Principles which require Australian Government agencies to distribute their copyright materials under the Creative Commons Australia Attribution (CC BY) licence as the default, to ensure that informational works and data assets are available for access and re-use without restrictions.

This seminar is designed to showcase the leaders in this area from Australia and internationally.  They will explain the background, history and rationale for Open Government Data both at a conceptual and practical level. They will highlight real life examples which can make it easier to understand why this topic is now seen by most policy makers as integral to government practice.

The event is free of charge and numbers are strictly limited. We would like to encourage people from all sectors of the community to attend.

If you are interested in attending this conference please register your interest promptly using the form below (or http://tiny.cc/OGDBrisbane) and mark it in your diaries.

Registration

Presentations

  • Welcome: The Honourable Simon Finn (Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and Information and Communication Technology)
  • Professor Anne Fitzgerald (Professor of Law Research, QUT Law Faculty) – Setting the Scene: Towards an Australian information strategy [Slides]
  • Senator Kate Lundy (Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) – Opening Keynote Address:  The Path to Open Government
  • Andrew Stott (Member of UK Transparency Board and formerly Director of Transparency, UK Government)­ – Open Data & Open Government implementation in the UK [Slides]
  • Richard Best (New Zealand Government) – NZ Government policy and practice: NZGOAL [Recording]
  • Dr Terry Cutler (Cutler and Co) – Productivity dividends from Open Government
  • Claire Driscoll (Director, Technology Transfer Office, National Human Genome Research Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health) – Open Knowledge for Real World Biomedical Health Benefits: NIH Strategies and Policies [Slides]
  • Keitha Booth (Programme Leader, NZ Open Government Data and Information Programme) – Open and Transparent Government: innovation opportunities [Slides]
  • Anthony Baxter – Google.org Crisis Response
  • Dr Graham Vickery (Information Economics, Paris; formerly OECD) – Review of recent studies on PSI re-use and related markets in the EU: Estimating the market value of PSI [Slides]
  • Neale Hooper (Technology and Licensing Lawyer, currently on secondment to QUT and Creative Commons Australia) – Implementation of Creative Commons Licences as a Driver of Open Access Policy and Practice in Australia [Slides]
  • James Kliemt (Queensland Police Service) – Emergency Response and Social Media
  • Dr Mark Elliott (Collabforge) – Collaborating with the Crowd: online case studies for success [Slides]

Conference Program

Download the PDF here.
Open Government Data Conference Program

Video Recordings

The Honourable Simon Finn – Welcome

Professor Anne Fitzgerald – Setting the Scene: Towards an Australian information strategy

Andrew Stott – Open Data & Open Government implementation in the UK

Richard Best – NZ Government policy and practice: NZGOAL

Dr Terry Cutler – Productivity dividends from Open Government

Claire Driscoll – Open Knowledge for Real World Biomedical Health Benefits: NIH Strategies and Policies

Keitha Booth – Open and Transparent Government: innovation opportunities

Anthony Baxter – Google.org Crisis Response

Dr Graham Vickery – Review of recent studies on PSI re-use and related markets in the EU: Estimating the market value of PSI

Neale Hooper – Implementation of Creative Commons Licences as a Driver of Open Access Policy and Practice in Australia

James Kliemt – Emergency Response and Social Media

Dr Mark Elliott – Collaborating with the Crowd: online case studies for success