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May 5, 2017

GO Open Data is a community-driven annual conference by and for the Ontario Open Data community. GOOD17 now in its 5th year, will be celebrating Canada at 150 and will be held in Downtown London. Hosted by the City of London and the Public Sector Digest in partnership with the Government of ON, London Public Library, TechAlliance, Open Knowledge, Pathway Communications and UnLondon.

GOOD17 will take place in Downtown London, featuring two unique Venus in the heart of the City. Downtown London is a thriving business, cultural and entertainment centre, offering diverse experiences from shopping and entertainment to beautiful parks and walking trails.

May 5th Conference Day at the London Public Library May 6th Hackathon Day (Free) at Fanshawe's Downtown Campus. Tickets CA-$0 - CA$30


What is Open Data? By definition, open data is machine-readable data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike. But what open data can do is far more important. Open data means transparency and efficiency in government. It means developers can use open data to create innovative solutions and new businesses that help address community problems such as transportation or affordable housing. It means more engaged citizens, bringing together public and private organizations and bridging gaps. Open data is disruptive. It has the potential to create a better future for everyone. It’s about creating dialogue, creating innovative technologies and highlighting the real business needs for open data.

Who Attends GO Open Data? Each year, GO Open Data attracts a larger and broader crowd. The success of the GO Open Data conferences has been the bridging of diverse sectors and community stakeholders. GO Open Data attracts participants from the public, private and non-profit sectors, citizens, academia, media, entrepreneurs, developers, municipal leaders and civil servants from a range of industries such as economic development, education, information technology, transportation, housing and more.


May 5 Conference Day - Day 1 of the conference will take place at The London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall. The Wolf Performance Hall is a beautiful and intimate theatre offering excellent sightlines and impressive acoustics. The Wolf is adjacent to the Central Library offering an additional 3,000 square feet of meeting and function space.

Day 1 Parking: The Library and Wolf Performance Hall are located within the Citi Plaza North which offers in door parking for a daily flat rate. Please see the impark website for directions and rates. There are also municipal lots and street parking available. Please see the City of London’s Website for more information on Downtown Parking.

May 6 Hackathon Day - Day 2 of the conference will take place at the Fanshawe College Center for Digital and Performance Arts. The 50,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located in the heart of Downtown London, is purpose built to spark inspiration and innovation with some of Fanshawe’s brightest minds. The center is home to a number of Fanshawe College’s creative programs, such a3D Animation and Character Design, Interactive Media Design and Production, Technical Costume Studies, and Theater Arts.

Day 2 Parking: Indoor Parking is available at the Covent Garden Market adjacent to Fanshawe College. Please see Covent Garden Market website for directions and rates. There are also municipal lots and street parking available. Please see the City of London’s Website for more information on Downtown Parking.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD PLACE TO STAY?  Let us roll out the red carpet for you. London features a number of modern hotel rooms including upscale national chains as well as beautiful heritage properties.  

Double Tree by Hilton 
Deltal London Armouries by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
Station Park All Suite Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites London Downtown
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
Windermere Manor
Western University Summer Accommodations