The main event starts at 19h30 at the Mundaneum. Pieter Colpaert (iMinds) will present a keynote on efficient data use in the 21st century: “What kind of data do we want to share or make publicly available?” The keynote will be followed by a discussion by panel members with a variety of experience in data usage and a nice balance between “open” and “proprietary” views.
Before the main event, we additionally offer participants the opportunity to explore Mons. VisitMons has offered us a free visit of the city, while the Mundaneum has offered a free visit of the Mundaneum Museum. After that, a sandwich dinner is available at the Mundaneum at very democratic prices. When you register, please let us know whether you would like to participate in the afternoon activities and/or the sandwich dinner, so we can inform our partners. The complete schedule is as follows:
- 16h: Guided visit Mons – gathering at the Mundaneum Museum
- 17h30: Guided visit Mundaneum Museum
- 18h30: Sandwich dinner
- 19h30: Otlet Salons, Mundaneum Edition
- 21h15: Network drink
About the Keynote
Pieter Colpaert (http://pieter.pm) is a researcher at Ghent University (iMinds) on publishing data on web scale. He believes “open” will make a tremendous difference in our lives in different domains. For that purpose he co-founded Open Knowledge Belgium: a not-for profit organization supporting different “open” communities such as open access, open street map, open transport, creative commons, etc.
We are looking forward to welcome you there!
The organizing committee,
- Dr. Bert Vercnocke (University of Amsterdam, Fulbright alumnus)
- Charlotte Saelemakers (POLITEIA)
- Prof. Dr. Didier Caluwaerts (VUB, Harvard Kennedy School, Fulbright alumnus)
- Glenn Magerman (University of Leuven, Fulbright alumnus)
- Pieter-Jan Valgaeren (iMinds, Stadstriennale 2016 Hasselt-Genk)