9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open DataFest

Open data and academic research for better public health

For the past few years, open data has increased access to public health, health care, human services, and other data, driving meaningful use and spurring data-driven innovation. At the Bay Area Regional Open DataFest event, we will explore the intersection of open data and academic research and how these two perspectives can come together to drive innovation in public health. This event is designed to achieve the following goals:

—Highlight Bay Area Open Data initiatives and the local work underway in government, industry, and academia

—Share academic and leadership perspectives on open data and examine opportunities for adoption and collaboration within the area

—Build action plans to address local challenges and opportunities
—Leverage and extend learning, innovations, and insights derived from the state's new major health-focused initiative "Let's Get Healthy California."

Through thought-provoking presentations, engaging panel discussions, and interactive sessions, the Regional Bay Area Open DataFest will illustrate how open data can lead to connected and better functioning systems that ultimately improve health outcomes for all.

To advance this effort, the Open DataFest will include a diverse group of participants from health, human services, public health, education, research, academia, industry, entrepreneurs, associations and a variety of other relevant organizations.

The findings, recommendations, and outcomes from this session will be reprised at the state-wide Open DataFest III event in Sacramento, March 14-15, 2016. The Sacramento event will showcase innovative solutions, new knowledge, and practical applications from across the state and offer recommendations to shape the State's open data vision, including the changes needed and how to achieve them over the next several years.

For more information, please contact Michael Kerr at mkerr@stewardsofchange.com

Program Agenda here.

Event Parking: Parking is available at the Stock Farm Garage, which is a short walk to the Li Ka Shing Center.



Stanford University School of Medicine
291 Campus Dr, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall
Palo Alto, CA 94305