SXgood Hub presented by the United Nations Foundation

14/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

The two-day SXgood Hub presented by United Nations Foundation is a creative content venue designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive who are advancing social innovation. The Hub features dynamic programming, pop-ups and special events to inspire, educate and connect. Opening the SXgood Hub each day, the United Nations Foundation curates a variety of thought leaders to speak the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Following this kickoff, the SXgood Stories and Lab sessions spotlight the role of technology and design in creating social impact. SXgood Stories feature a series of short talks from leading social innovators, who will speak to how they are driving social change within their field. Immediately following the Stories, speakers will facilitate a collaborative SXgood Lab that provides attendees the opportunity to explore the topic in-depth and contribute their ideas…more


SXgood Track

11/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

As part of South by South West (SXSW), SXgood is a Convergence Track featuring purpose-driven content. It allows Music, Film, and Interactive registrants to discover people, artists, and brands working to build a better world through innovative projects and collaborations. SXgood features panel sessions at the JW Marriott, as well as a host of evening events and networking opportunities across conferences…more


47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission

08/03/2016 – 11/03/2016, New York, USA

From 8 to 11 March 2016, the United Nations Statistical Commission will host the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. Established in 1947,the UN Statistical Commission is the highest body of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level…more


Moving From Data Revolution to Data Solutions

05/03/16, New York, USA

In the margins of the 2016 UN Statistical Commission, PARIS21, Data2X and Open Data Watch will host an event to share latest advancements and stimulate discussions on some of the emerging data solutions. The event will be comprised of three interrelated panels, to showcase what is new on tracking data innovations in countries, how partnerships are helping with closing gender data gaps, and where we stand on open data for NSOs…more


International Open Data Day

05/03/2016, Global

International Open Data Hackathon’s Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments…more


7th RDA Plenary Meeting – Making Data Sharing Work in the era of Open Science

29/02/2016 – 03/03/2016, Tokyo, Japan

Research Data Alliance Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries…more


Open Belgium Conference 2016

29/02/2016, Antwerp, Belgium

On February 29, Open Knowledge Belgium will host the Open Belgium Conference 2016. Open Belgium is an annual event gathering industry, research, government and citizen stakeholders. Experience this one-day community driven conference with talks, discussions, panels, workshops and become part of the open community…more


Standards, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

22/02/2016 – 25/02/2016, Noumea, New Caledonia

​The United Nations Statistics Division​, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is conducting a seminar titled “Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific Islands: Standards, Best Practice and Lessons Learnt”. Taking into consideration the particularity of the countries in the Pacific region, this event is combining the standard UNSD workshop curriculum for training in the revised Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System and the regional programs and activities under the Brisbane Accord Group programme of work​. The seminar will bring together civil registrars, vital statisticians, and health officers from around twenty countries and territories in the Pacific region as well as contributions from UNICEF, WHO and ESCAP. The event will take place from 22-25 February in the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in Noumea, New Caledonia…more



19/02/2016, Paris, France

​Data are fast becoming the new language of the 21st century, and French-speaking countries, such as France or Burkina Faso, are launching open data initiatives. To illustrate their full potential, Etalab and Open Data Burkina Faso, in partnership with the World BankCFI Medias and the Open Government Partnership​, ara organising an open data camp – #HackFrancophonie – which is to take place on 19 February 2016 in conjunction with and at the premises of NUMA (Paris)…more


International Data Responsibility Conference

19/02/2016, Hague, Netherlands

​On 19 February, the International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG) will host the second annual International Data Responsibility Conference. This meeting brings together experts and practitioners working with data for crisis-affected communities and the most at-risk populations worldwide. Through presentations by a variety of experts and several interactive workshops, participants will explore the potential risks that could be caused by using these data, and ways to prevent these from materializing…more