We’re very excited about this year’s annual Open Knowledge Conference, OKCon 2010, which will take place in London tomorrow!

Speakers and sessions include:

  • ‘State of the Nation’ Keynotes:
    • Matthias Schindler, Wikimedia (Germany) on ‘Bibliographic Data and the Public Domain’
    • Glyn Moody, on the ‘Post-Analogue World’
    • Peter Murray-Rust, on ‘Recent Developments in Open Science’
    • Chris Taggart, on ‘Open Local Government Data’
    • Sören Auer, on ‘Linked Open Data’
    • Jordan Hatcher, on ‘Open Licensing for Data’
  • Ideas and Culture with talks on analyzing ‘Dickens Letters’ and ‘Making the Physical from the Digital’
  • Open Bibliographic Information with talks on ‘The Itinerant Poetry Library’ and the ‘Journal Commons’
  • Community Driven Research with talks on ‘Climate data’ and ‘Open Archaeology’
  • Civic Information with talks on ‘Using Open Government Data to Profile Politicians’ and the ‘Straight Choice’
  • Open Government Data and PSI in the EU which looks at the current state of play in France, Norway, Germany, the UK and elsewhere
  • Tools with talks on ‘Large-scale data handling and revisioning’ with the Genome, Ontowiki, CKAN and more
  • Open Data and the Semantic Web with talks about South Korean DBPedia and Thesaurus Management Tool ‘Pool Party’
  • Open Data in International Development including talks from PublishWhatYouFund and on OpenStreetMap in Haiti

The full programme is available at:

There are still some tickets left, if you want to come but haven’t yet registered:

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.

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