The IODC is the leading gathering of the global open data community to debate and study the future of open data, with an emphasis on convening representatives from northern and southern hemispheres.



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The fourth International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Madrid reconvened an ever-expanding open data community to address shared challenges, take stock of progress, strengthen cohesion across a multitude of initiatives, and refocus the vision for collective action on open data, in order to realize social and economic value around the world. This edition of the IODC brought together around 1700 participants from 89 countries.



Over a 1000 participants from 56 different countries took part in the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa in 2015. IODC brought together open data experts to understand the global impact of open data, coordinate action, and share best practices. The conference was designed as a platform to discuss a roadmap for the international open data community.


The Open Data Roadmap is a collaborative document of the global open data community, informed from sessions at the International Open Data Conference. The Open Data Roadmap has the 2017-2018 Action Plan for the global community.


The OD4D program is hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and co-funded by the Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and the Hewlett Foundation.