The following post is by the organisers of the ePSIplatform Conference 2012 and is cross-posted from epsiplatform.eu.
**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’!
A public data holder, an application builder, a data journalist, a policy maker, a competition authority, an open data community member, a data portal owner, an advisor to re-users or policy makers, a long time commercial re-user, a start-up director, representing an NGO, or a researcher on these topics? We cordially invite you to the ePSIplatform.eu 2012 conference!
**A few plenary, and many parallel sessions:**
On a wide variety of topics: changing local policy issues with local open data, data journalism, the internal business case for open data, increasing a sector’s effectiveness with open data (such as international aid), data visualization, open data for participation and self empowerment, licensing, pan-European initiatives, PSI Directive review, data protection and privacy, combining public data and personal data: the Quantified Self, obstacles of PSI r-euse, (financing of) ‘key registries’, checks and balances: redress and compliance.
And of course plenty of time to connect and network!
We’ll let you know how the program and list of speakers is shaping up over time.
**Registration is free! Get your ticket now…. see you in Rotterdam!**