Registration is now open for:

Open Data: Science, Health, Community
5th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
Friday, April 28, 2015
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

Registration Information:

Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed.   Some examples of open data resources include the Human Genome Project, the United Nations UNdata, and the City of Chicago data portal.  Open data can spur business innovation, help patients and families make better decisions about their health, or accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.  This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of what open data is, how it gets created and shared, and examples of how open data might contribute to progress in our communities.


8:30 - 9:00 am
Registration and Continental breakfast (bagels, croissants, coffee, tea and juices)

9:00 - 9:15 am
Welcome and introductions

9:15 - 10:00 am
Title TBD
Stephanie Wright, Program Lead, Mozilla Science Lab

10:00 - 10:45 am
Advancing Health through Open Data
Elizabeth Kittrie, Strategic Advisor for Data and Open Science, National Library of Medicine

10:45 - 11:00 am
Networking break (light refreshments)

11:00 - 11:45 am
Open Science & the City of Big Data
Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch (assorted options)
Regenstein Library

1:45 - 3:45 pm
Contributed Papers (submit your proposal<> by Friday, March 17)

3:45 - 4:00 pm
Closing remarks