GTEC is the Government of Canada's annual technology conference.
On October 9 there will be a two-hour session of Open Data Speed Dating. The idea is to connect data owners directly with those interested in their data.
The event requires separate registration, you have to register as an Enthusiast if you want to talk to the data owners. See http://www.gtec.ca/sessions_lists/open-data-speed-dating/ for more info.
There will be data owners (curators) from the Canadian federal government, the provinces, and municipalities:
- Regional Municipality of York - open data
- Regina - open government
- City of Ottawa - http://data.ottawa.ca/
- Vancouver (via videoconference) - http://data.vancouver.ca/
- Quebec City - http://donnees.ville.quebec.qc.ca/
- Montreal - http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/
- Province of Quebec - http://donnees.gouv.qc.ca/
- Province of Ontario - http://www.ontario.ca/government/government-ontario-open-data
- Province of British Columbia (via videoconference) - http://data.gov.bc.ca/
- Treasury Board Secretariat - http://data.gc.ca/ (applies to all government departments below)
- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFATD)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
- Transport Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Agriculture Canada (AAFC)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
- Environment Canada
It's an indication of the progress of the open data movement in Canada that there are already so many organisations with data available.
Conference hashtag is #gtec13
The event builds on an experiment wiith speed dating for City of Ottawa curators organised by Open Data Ottawa (#learnhackyow in December 2012), followed by an open data speed dating event in Vancouver that Minister Clement attended.
There may be additional open data events in Ottawa this fall, leading up to International Open Data Day 2014 in February.
UPDATE 2013-10-13: The event ran successfully, there are photos and tweets from the open data speed dating available.