The Open Finland 2014 will be a major event in Helsinki, focusing on open data and its uses. The event will be held on the 15 and 16 September.
The first day (15th of September) of the event will be held in English. The opening speech will be given by Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The keynote speakers are Beth Simone Noveck, who has assisted in a number of government projects both in the United States and in Britain, and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who is an MP for the Movement in Iceland and a partner in the D-CENT project. Jónsdóttir specialises in open data and freedom of speech issues, direct democracy and digital privacy protection. See detailed programme here.
On Tuesday 16th of September, all participants are welcomed to present their own ideas in the open space workshops. This part of the programme will be in Finnish.
The event will also have an exhibition with more than 30 stands plus success stories (videos) from Finland relating to the opening of data and use of open data. On both days, the programme will be led by communications professional Anna Sorainen and open data advocate Jarmo Eskelinen.
Follow the webcast
The event will be webcasted live at avoinsuomi2014.fi. The streaming will cover all programme except the thematic workshops on the second day, 16th of September.