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.

On Friday, 23 September 2011, 8.30am – 5.00pm we will be holding an Open Government Data Conference at QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.

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. For more information about the event and to register your interest, please see the event page.

We would like to encourage people from all sectors of the community to attend.