Join Us in Austin for Socrata Connect 2018
BBQ, fresh music, and leading-edge government innovation all in one town? You bet your buttered biscuits. Socrata Connect 2018 takes place this year in Austin, TX from May 16-18, and we want to see you there! With two full days of informative keynotes, peer-to-peer networking, breakout sessions, and hands-on workshops, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
As a government change-maker, how can you utilize data in new ways? Socrata Connect provides an opportunity to discuss with your peers various use cases and develop new approaches to the issues you face each day.
Check out the schedule here and starting planning your trip to Austin this May.
What’s New at Connect This Year?
We are excited to announce the first annual Socrata New & Unique (Snu) Awards! The program was created to help recognize the everyday data heros out there who have created innovative solutions using government data. The top four finalists will receive free passes to Socrata Connect in Austin, where the top three winners will be announced.
Have you or someone you know used government data in fresh and unexpected ways? Tell us all about it and submit your nominations before February 15, 2018 to be considered.
Co-Hosting with Austin
We are pleased to announce our co-host this year: the City of Austin! As one of the most data-centric governments out there, we look forward to hearing their advice and best practices throughout the conference.
Demo Alley Expanded
We’re bringing back Demo Alley this year. It was one of the favorite parts of last year’s event, according to attendees. We’re expanding the list of companies and organizations demonstrating how they use API-enabled, secure government data hosted on Socrata to address some of the biggest issues of the day.
Would you like to join in some show-and-tell education to benefit your peers? Let us know. The more knowledge sharing and hands-on teaching the better.
Speak at Socrata Connect
What new initiatives did you start this year? What challenges did you overcome using data? We’re looking for inspiring stories to feature on stage. Peer connections and sharing are the most important part of the Connect gathering.
We have several speaking slots still available. Please submit your presentation abstract before February 16 to be considered.
Socrata Connect 2018 aims to drive innovation, education, and networking opportunities to our customers and members of the government. We hope to see you there!