Data Foundation to Host Data Transparency 2016

Fourth Annual Policy Conference will Feature First-ever Federal Open Data Summit

Washington, D.C. – The Data Foundation is thrilled to announce its fourth annual open data conference, Data Transparency 2016. DT2016 will bring together government leaders, transparency advocates, and the technology industry to transform government information from disconnected documents into open data. DT2016 will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

This event was previously hosted by the Foundation’s sister organization, the Data Coalition. Data Transparency 2015 attracted nearly 500 registrants and 50 speakers.

As one of its program tracks, DT2016 will feature the first-ever federal Open Data Summit, a celebration of eight years of open data progress by federal agencies across diverse domains like energy, health care, and transportation. Other program tracks will focus on the benefits of open data in government spending and open data in regulation.

“The Open Data Summit will illuminate the wealth of uses, value, and innovation fueled by our government’s information - once it’s expressed as open data, instead of disconnected documents,” said Hudson Hollister, interim president of the Data Foundation. “Our other program tracks will focus in on spending data, where the DATA Act of 2014 is driving a transformation, and on regulation, where innovations like the Dutch government’s Standard Business Reporting program are allowing companies to reduce compliance costs through automation.”

To learn more about Data Transparency 2016, click here and stay tuned for speaker updates and ticketing information.


Media RSVP: Jessica Yabsley – or 202-415-4025

What: Data Transparency 2016 Featuring Open Data Summit

When: 8:00am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001


About the Data Foundation

The Data Foundation is the nation’s first industry-focused open data research organization. Through research, education, and programming, the Foundation illuminates the benefits of transforming government information into standardized, open data. For more information, visit