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The Open Government / Open Data Tour is coming to Calgary

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You're invited to this great opportunity to learn about Open Government / Open Data and to participate in discussions on the current state of these movements in Calgary. The Open Government Tour (#OGT14) has been taking place across Canada and Data for Good is very pleased to be hosting the Calgary event on Sept 2nd.

Please RSVP for this event and also complete this registration: (

See you there and please invite a few of your friends to attend.

Background Information:

Richard Pietro is an average citizen who has undertaken to do something very much above average. On July 2nd, 2014 he started a cross-Canada motorcycle tour with the objective of bringing attention to, and encouraging citizen engagement in, the Open Government and Open Data movements. You can follow his blog here:

His tour is taking him from Toronto, east to Charlottetown, west to Victoria, and then back east with a stop in Calgary on September 2nd along the way. There are between 20 and 30 official stops where formal events are scheduled, and hundreds of conversations at unofficial stops where Richard is engaging people with conversations on Open Government, Open Data, Civic Engagement and Innovation.

The Calgary Event:

Since Open Government & Open Data are all about doing things differently, this event won’t just be 2.5 hours worth of people talking to PowerPoints. Instead, the event style will be more "conversational" in nature involving not only the guests, but also the audience engaging in discussions about our society & technology. Guests will be from the government, technology, industry, and non-­profit sectors.

6:30 – 7:00 Welcome, Introductions & Videos

7:00 – 8:00 Discussion on Open Government - Culture & Community Engagement

8:00 – 8:10 Break

8:10 – 9:00 Discussion on Open Data - Technology, Innovation & Execution

9:00 – 9:30 Wrap-up and Social Time