The next #PlanetData event from ODI Leeds takes place on 21 October. The whole day is dedicated to taking Climate Action and advocating for open data.

The first #PlanetData event was launched in 2019 as a response to the Climate Emergency. It was an open, collaborative, and energetic event, where people could share work/data in a neutral environment and either find help or get their work amplified so that it was seen by the right people. In stark contrast to traditionally closed methods, working in this ‘Radically Open’ way speeds up innovation and gets things done. Make your work easy to find, allow people to access it with no barriers, and let people contribute in easy and meaningful ways. Participation without permission.

The Climate Crisis is not going away, so neither will the #PlanetData events. Join ODI Leeds for the fourth instalment, where you can find out about amazing climate projects that are happening and can be joined in with right now.

This event is being supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, sponsors Arup and with funding from Innovation@Leeds.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Dimitri Vogelaar, Head of Economic Cluster , Kingdom of The Netherlands
  • Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire  
  • Louise Crow, Programme Director, mySociety 
  • Yiu-Shing Pang, Open Data Manager at UK Power Networks
  • Stuart Lowe, Data Projects, Open Innovations
  • Sam Milsom, Programme Development Manager, Open Data Manchester 
  • Heather Baden, Organiser of ClimateAction.Tech
  • Will Smith & Rob Allen, Co-founders of Tred
  • Fatima Garcia, The Data City 
  • Dan Stowell, Cofounder and CTO of Warblr Ltd and collaborates on Open Climate Fix

In the afternoon there will be open discussions on 2 topics;

Planet Data Energy & Housing Solutions – Working in the open to design & build an open source tool to help drive pace in retrofitting buildings

Planet Data Doughnut Economics – creating the data infrastructure to drive a locally relevant Doughnut Economics dashboard

For more information see #PlanetData and book via Eventbrite here.