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Wednesday, October 28

12:30pm CST

OpenStreetMap Mapathon!
Join the OpenStreetMap community at the OGP Summit and experience open government collaboration in this hands-on mini Mapathon! OpenStreetMap is transforming how geospatial data is created and shared, in a collaborative community spanning citizens and governments around the world. All are welcome, especially first time mappers. The Mapathon will contribute to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team projects, creating data for humanitarian response and preparedness. There is no better way to understand the possibilities for Open Mapping than to experience it firsthand. Welcome!

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Alex Barth

Mapbox / OpenStreetMap US
Join the Open Mapping Revolution! https://www.mapbox.com/blog/ogp-summit-2015
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Director of Open Data, Mexico
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Javier Carranza Tresoldi

Director, GeoCensos
He holds a Master of Arts in Economics degree from Georgetown University focused on Social Policies and he is Master of Sciences on Earth Observation at Twente University from the Netherlands. He is aswell consultant and a geo tech activist leader , having created Mapps Hackathon... Read More →
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Andrew Turner

Director & CTO, R&D DC, Esri
architect for ArcGIS Open Data + GeoCommons OSGeo, Charter member OpenWebFoundation, Charter member
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Benson Wilder

Geographer, INR
Benson Wilder is a geographer and human security analyst in the State Department’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU). He joined the HIU in July 2008 following several years of work in the non-profit and NGO sectors. He received his... Read More →
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Alyssa Wright

VP, Partnerships, Mapzen / OpenStreetMap
Open mapping data and open source approaches to mapping problems. Improving open geo data, geocoding, navigation and cartography are my interests!

Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Civic Tech, Workshop

3:00pm CST

The Role of Joined Up Data Standards in Meeting and Monitoring the SDGs
With the focus of this OGP Summit being on sustainable development, we are keen to bring the potential that joined up open data standards have for the SDGs to the attention of a diverse, global audience and to elicit contributions from a wide range of people, as well as a specific ask that a commitment to joined-up data is included in OGP National Action Plans. Attendees will be able to hear views from a number of expert speakers from a variety of standpoints and contribute their own views to an open debate. Each speaker will briefly set out his or her thoughts on how joining up data standards (e.g. IATI, Open Contracting) can result in effective mechanisms to both meet and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the President of Mexico, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Prospera Digital: Social and Financial Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives... Read More →
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Rupert Simons

CEO, Publish What You Fund
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Conrad Zellmann

Head of Access to Information, Development Initiatives
- Data Use - Joined-up Data Standards - Transparency and Accountability

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Data, Panel

4:00pm CST

Researching the Real World Impact of Digital Democracy
In this workshop, mySociety will launch their new publication 'Who benefits from civic technology? Demographic and public attitudes research into the users of civic technologies' examining the demographic differences in users of civic technology for openness, and discuss the unique challenges this presents to open government and open data advocates. Recent studies conducted by Mor Rubinstein, and by Mariel Garcia and Dirk Slater into open data will also be presented during this session, examining global efforts in open data and data literacy.

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Mark Cridge

Chief Executive, mySociety
mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers. I joined, in July 2015 as Chief Executive. Prior to this I've had a diverse 20-year career... Read More →

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Mor Rubinstein

Open Knowledge
Mor Rubinstein is a community coordinator at Open Knowledge, where she works on projects like the Open Data Index, a global benchmark of of open data state around the world and the Open Data Handbook. Occasionally, she is also taking part in studies at the Oxford Internet Institute... Read More →
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Rebecca Rumbul

Head of Research, mySociety
Talk to me about anything! Particularly interested in civic tech, open government and research on these themes anywhere in the world.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Civic Tech, Workshop

5:00pm CST

From Knowledge to Action: Opening Up Data is not Enough
Infomediaries can ensure access to relevant open data, but what does it take for citizens to engage in civil action? Are we even prepared for citizen engagement yet, or are civil society organizations the only ones with real capacity to influence change?

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Maria Rosario Pavese

Directora de Instituciones Políticas y Gobierno, Poder Ciudadano
Soy politóloga, profesora de UBA y USAL y Directora de Instituciones Políticas y Gobierno de Poder Ciudadano. Participo activamente del proceso de OGP en Argentina. Además formo parte de la Red Académica de Gobierno Abierto.
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Francois van Schalkwyk

Research Manager: Africa, World Wide Web Foundation
World Wide Web Foundation

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

6:00pm CST

Press Freedom and Open Government

What’s the best way to advance press freedom and the safety of journalists within the OGP process? This session seeks to answer the question through a detailed examination of the situation facing Mexico, the host of the OGP Summit and one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. It will be conducted in a “fishbowl” format and will feature leading journalists and media activists like Norma Trujillo and Daniela Pastrana. Representatives from the Colombian and Mexican government will discuss actions they’ve taken, such as the creation of a special protection mechanism for journalists under threat. 

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Joel Simon

Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
I'm passionate about journalism and press freedom, and believe in the power of information to transform our lives. Before joining the Committee to Protect Journalists I worked as a journalist in Mexico and Central America. I'm the author of two books, Endangered Mexico (1997) and... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

Civic Tech for Open Government
Civic and government reformers discussing the role of technology in advancing open government followed by an open dialogue with the audience. 

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Rudi Borrmann

Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government, Secretary of Modernization of Argentina
Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government at the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina. With over a decade of experience working in the digital realm, Rudi is the creator and former director of the Innovation Lab and Open Government at Buenos Aires City Government... Read More →
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Mauricio Delfín

Director, Asociación Civil Solar
Director de la Asociación Civicil Solar. Interesado en temas de gobierno abierto en relación al sector cultural y las políticas culturales.

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Palacio de Minería
  Civic Tech, Panel

10:00am CST

Opening Up Education through Open Government
This workshop will be divided into three sessions: (1) an introduction defining OER and giving examples for its use, (2) a collaborative portion with organizers and participants brainstorming opportunities for open education in participant countries, and (3) development of a list of resources supporting implementation of open education.

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Sara Trettin

U.S. Department of State
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Ovidiu Voicu

Director of Public Policy Department, Foundation for an Open Society Romania
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Jennryn Wetzler

Assistant Director of Open Education, Creative Commons

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Hal Plotkin

Senior Open Policy Fellow, Creative Commons USA
Particularly interested in strategies for promoting institutional and instructor adoption of open educational resources.

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Palacio de Minería

11:00am CST

Open Data Charter in Subnational Governments: International Tools Applied to Cities
This session features brief presentations from representatives of cities adopting the Open Data Charter, after which the audience will be divided into two groups for a participatory discussion dynamic.

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Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter
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Antonio Moneo

Knowledge and Learning Senior Associate, Inter-American Development Bank
Open Data and Civic Innovation Advocate. Currently working at the Inter-American Development Bank. Editor of Abierto al Público, a blog about Open Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank. Organiser of IADB Hackathons in Mar del Plata (2014), Xalapa (2014), Valdivia (2015... Read More →
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Fabrizio Scrollini

Executive Director, ILDA
Executive director of the Open Data Latin American Initiative (ILDA), and member of the Open Data Network for Development (OD4D). He co-founded Abrelatam and the Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the Lead Stewards of the International... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Data, Workshop

12:00pm CST

Normative Standards for Parliamentary Openness, Ethics and Lobbying
Numerous actors in civil society and in the parliamentary community have drafted and adopted standards related to parliamentary transparency, including the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and the Santiago Declaration. A number of new standards documents—on issues like parliamentary ethics and codes of conduct and lobbying—are being launched at the end of 2015. This session will discuss how these standards frameworks fit together and how they can be used to advance parliamentary openness and support the Open Government Partnership. These standards were an element of this year’s Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) campaign, which ran from September 7-September 15, 2015, coordinated by the Legislative Openness Working Group.

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Juan Pablo Olmedo

Chief Advisor, Bicameral Commission on Transparency of the Chilean Congress
Juan Pablo Olmedo is the chief advisor to the Bicameral Commission on Transparency of the Chilean Congress. Mr. Olmedo is a lawyer with 18 years of professional experience in Chile and Latin America on state modernization, protection of human rights, freedom of expression, access... Read More →

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María Baron

Global Executive Director, Fundación Directorio Legislativo & OGP Steering Committee Member
María is a journalist with a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of San Martín, Argentina. She won the NDI Democracy Award in 2012. She has worked in numerous organizations that... Read More →
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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint... Read More →
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K. Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
Scott Hubli is the director of governance programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Mr. Hubli provides technical support to the Institute’s legislative strengthening, public integrity, rule of law and local governance programs worldwide. During his tenure, he has conducted... Read More →
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Sen. Zoé Robledo

Senator, Senate of Mexico
Zoé Robledo is a member of the Senate of Mexico representing Chiapas. In 2010 he was elected local deputy in the Congress of Chiapas, District XVII of Motozintla, of which he was president from July 2011 to February 2012.

Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

2:00pm CST

Learning from OGP Research - How Well is the OGP Working in Countries?
The objective of the session is learning from preliminary findings from 18 country case studies on how the OGP platform is being used to promote transparent, accountable and responsive governments. Part one should distill key observations from the country cases to come to an understanding of how well the OGP model is working in different contexts. The audience should come away with a good understanding of the cross-cutting findings emerging from these cases and the discussion should induce them to read further on the individual country cases. This will be a panel discussion with one researcher representing each of the above organizations, paired with a dynamic facilitator. The idea is to host a talk-show/debate style discussion where the facilitator poses challenging questions on the OGP model and for researchers to have an honest exchange on their findings. Part two will be a Q&A session from the audience. The goal is to do a targeted invite of key government officials, civil society members, academics, researchers, and journalists who are closely involved in OGP. In Part three, each organization displays a poster, showcasing key findings at the country level. These posters will have short, interesting snippets as answers which piques the audience’s interest. The audience is invited to walk around the room and learn more about specific countries that interest them from the researcher.

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Ruth Carlitz

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California-Los Angeles
I am working as a consultant to the OGP to support the Learning and Impact Program. My Ph.D. research focuses on government responsiveness for basic public services in East Africa.
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Michael Moses

Director of Learning and Programs, Global Integrity
Michael Moses leads on strategy and learning at Global Integrity in Washington, DC.
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Pallavi Nuka

Associate Director, ISS, Princeton University

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

3:00pm CST

Benchmarking Transparency, Participation and Access to Justice through the Environmental Democracy Index
The objectives of this workshop are: (1) Introduce the Environmental Democracy Index platform and briefly explain its purpose, how and what it measures and its intended impact; (2) explain its relevance to Open Government, the Sustainable Development Goals and discuss how it can help countries develop new commitments and civil society benchmark environmental democracy; (3) develop ideas on how EDI can be expanded and improved to focus on measuring implementation and enforcement of environmental democracy.


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

The Inverted Pyramid: Strengthening Municipal Organization's Role in Open Government at the Local Level
In this session, IRI will present its work with municipalities on open government initiatives. The organization will showcase its multisector roundtable methodology as an example of how to promote open government and increased citizen-government communication at the local level. Municipal representatives will highlight their open government initiatives and challenges they have faced in implementation. Civil society and private sector representatives will share their experiences related to open government. Concluding discussion will focus on how participants can implement the ideas discussed in their municipalities.


Patricio Gajardo

Resident Director - Mexico, International Republican Institute (IRI)


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería