Open Data Week will take place March 11-18, 2023. Sign up to stay in touch and receive festival announcements. We hope to see you there! Interested in working with us this year? Read on to learn about our call for proposals.

Call for Proposals!

Your voice is welcome as we build this year’s program. Have a way to engage New Yorkers around open data? Submit a proposal to be part of our week-long festival, including BetaNYC’s School of Data conference and the Data Through Design art exhibition. We look forward to hearing your ideas for engaging participants in the many worlds of NYC Open Data, whether you have a rough sketch, a grand vision, or anything in between.

Submitting a proposal for Open Data Week events, including NYC School of Data? The deadlines to submit are the following:

November 7 2022 for program launch 1
November 30 2022 for program launch 2
December 21 2022 for program launch 3

We are looking for standalone events, conference sessions and workshops! Since our aim is to launch a version of the program at the start of 2023, we encourage you to submit ASAP. The sooner you get your proposal in, the sooner it goes on the program, and the more promotion it will receive!

The deadline to submit Data Through Design proposals is November 15, 2022. We are looking for data visualization artwork!

About Open Data Week

Open Data Week is an annual festival of community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Open Data Team at the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), BetaNYC and Data Through Design.

Every year, New Yorkers come together online and across the five boroughs to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Coincidentally, the first weekend of March is also International Open Data Day.  With these dates anchoring Open Data Week, we rally NYC’s civic tech and open data communities and offer opportunities for more people to learn about and engage with municipal open data.

This year the festival will kick off on March 11th at the opening of the annual Data Through Design art exhibition. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the many worlds of NYC Open Data at dozens of virtual and in-person events. We’ll close out the week on March 18th together, in-person at BetaNYC’s annual civic tech conference, NYC School of Data.

Questions? Email us at team@open-data.nyc


Open Data Week is a collaboration between the NYC Open Data Team at the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), BetaNYC, and Data Through Design. The festival wouldn’t be possible without all of the event organizers, contributors, attendees and New Yorkers that join us every year.

NYC Open Data Team

NYC Open Data is a free public resource with billions of roles of information about how New York City works. It is managed by the Open Data Team, which works with City agencies to make data available, coordinate platform operations and improvements, and promote the use of Open Data both within government and for every New Yorker.

The Open Data Team is part of NYC Office of Technology and Innovation’s Office of Data Analytics.

Learn more at nyc.gov/opendata and nyc.gov/oti.

BetaNYC

BetaNYC is a civic organization improving the lives of New Yorkers through civic technology, design, and open data.

We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage civic design, technology, and data to hold government accountable, and improve their economic opportunity. We empower individuals and local communities to build a civically engaged technology ecosystem and provide for an honest and inclusive government. We want New York’s governments to work for the people, by the people, for the digital era.

Since 2010, we have fought for government transparency and supported the City’s open data law and its amendments. To support this work, every year, we partner with the City to produce Open Data Week and our annual public interest technology conference called NYC School of Data.

Learn more at beta.nyc.

Data Through Design

Data Through Design (DxD) is an annual exhibition celebrating tangible and multimedia expressions of New York City’s Open Data. It provides space for creative engagement with data and new perspectives and understanding of its role in our society.

This year, Data Through Design’s 2023 exhibition theme is Hidden in Plain Sight. Learn more about their annual exhibition and call for proposals at datathroughdesign.com/callforproposals.

Learn more at datathroughdesign.com.