The Opportunity Project Summit: Open Innovation for All

The U.S. Census Bureau and partners have published an open invitation for the general public to attend The Opportunity Project Summit, a second annual virtual innovation conference. The summit showcases technology built with open data and creates space for conversations on government innovation, effective collaboration, and the power of open data. 

The virtual event will be hosted from December 13 to 15, 2021.  

Open innovation is for everyone, proclaims the invite. According to the press release, it will be three days of interactive, inclusive, and enlightening sessions. Leaders and learners representing all backgrounds and expertise can join the summit.

Much of the Summit will showcase the work of hundreds of participants in this year’s The Opportunity Project (TOP) sprints. TOP is a leading federal innovation model that brings cross-sector partners together to solve problems for people nationwide, using federal open data. 

This year, 7 federal agencies (the U.S. Census Bureau, HHS, NOAA, MBDA, Treasury, CFPB, and HUD) and 2 cities (New York and Coral Gables, FL) led TOP sprints focused on the World Post-COVID-19

The summit will feature the resulting new products and announce more than $300,000 in awards to the Open Data for Good Grand Challenge winners.