Join us: ePSIplatform Conference 2012
Update 25 March: We are publishing videos and presentations as the proceedings of this conference. Browse through the ePSIplatform Conference 2012 Proceedings to refresh your memory of the event, or find out what took place!
Taking data re-use to the next level! 16 March 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands
With the progress the open data movement has made in the past few years, and the announcement of the European Open Data Strategy by the European Commission, we are reaching a new maturity level in the open data arena. We are ready to move to the next level, in terms of adoption by governments, in terms of the number and background of people involved, the mass and volume of data available for re-use, the business and distribution models, the size of the economic value involved, and the technology facilitating these developments.
Come to Rotterdam on March 16, and go 'level up'!
What is it?
It is the re-use event of the year, organized by the ePSI Platform, Europe’s one-stop shop for PSI/Open Data re-use. The program combines inspiring plenary sessions featuring great speakers with highly interactive parallel sessions.
Where and when is it?
In Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 16 March at the Conference Centre ‘De Doelen’, opposite Rotterdam Central Station (see map), less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by fast train.
Who will be there?
Public data holders, application builders, data journalists, policy makers, competition authorities, Open Data community members, data portal owners, commercial re-users, start-ups, researchers, representing NGOs, and anyone with a passion for PSI/Open Data re-use!
Why should you be there?
You will be able to learn, share and inspire, and be inspired.
You will have the opportunity to speak and be heard on the ongoing revision of the PSI Directive.
You will learn all about recent and upcoming PSI developments.
You will be able to put new challenges on the agenda.
You will meet new people and engage with them face-to-face.
You simply do not want to miss it.
Please see the Program Outline and the Detailed Programme here (PDF). We also have a spare room available for ad-hoc sessions and groups.
The ePSI Trailblazers are PSI re-use innovators, who've done something new and exciting re-using PSI in the last year or so. With your help the ePSI platform team has compiled a list of Candidates. The form for submission is now closed. Please visit the Candidates here. The ePSI Trailblazers will be announced and awarded at the up coming ePSIplatform Conference 2012, 16 March 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Please visit the ePSI Trailblazers 2012 Winners.
Get your ticket now!
Registration is free! Already well over 250 participants have registered, and just a few dozen tickets are left. Get your ticket now.... see you in Rotterdam!
Want to stay on?
The evening-after dinners allow you to continue your discussions and establish long-lasting contacts. You can also stay on for the weekend to visit lovely Rotterdam. Curious as to what Rotterdam has to offer? There's an App for that! Download the Rotterdam App.
Hotels and accomodation
There are plenty of hotels close to the venue, for all budgets. Click here and select under ‘accommodation’ the one on the map that suits you, or take a look at this overview of hotels.