Update: The deadline has passed, but we are receiving proposals until further notice. We will review them and be in touch with you on a case-by-case basis.
The NYC Open Data Team, BetaNYC, and Data through Design will host NYC Open Data Week 2023 from March 11 to March 18. Learn more below about what we are looking for in this year's program and submit a proposal!
Submitting a proposal for Open Data Week events, including NYC School of Data? Use this form! The deadlines to submit are the following:
Nov 7 at 11:59pm for program launch 1 Nov 30 at 11:59pm for program launch 2 Dec 21 at 11:59pm for program launch 3
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!
Submitting a proposal to Data Through Design? Their call for proposals is now closed. Stay tuned on their website for announcements!
Who should submit a proposal?
We’re looking for event and session organizers who want to share their work, expertise, and enthusiasm for open data and NYC. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. It does not matter how you identify or how others perceive you. We welcome you!
What can I submit?
We’re excited to hear your ideas for in-person and virtual events, whether you have a rough sketch, a grand vision, or anything in between. Please read the following criteria carefully and be sure that your proposal meets them. Note that you will have a chance to finalize your event information, including the time and date, once accepted.
Every Open Data Week event must meet at least one of the following conditions:
It relates to a dataset on NYC Open Data
It relates to publicly available data specifically about NYC
It relates to publicly available data about a broader area than NYC, if NYC is used as the main example
It relates to open data conceptually, if (where) NYC is used as a key case study/example
For School of Data, we are also looking for proposals that align with BetaNYC's mission to make open data accessible to new and old audiences. We are especially interested in those that highlight underrepresented voices, communities, or perspectives.
For more inspiration, check out past NYC Open Data Week event recordings here.
When and where do events take place?
All events take place between March 11 and March 18. You can select if you would like to submit a proposal for an event that is:
in-person at a NYC-based venue that you arrange
in-person at BetaNYC's School of Data conference on March 18
virtually during a time slot arranged by the NYC Open Data Week team on Zoom
What event formats are you looking for?
We are interested in a variety of virtual and in-person events including:
Demos or Showcases of projects
Hackathons or Data Jams
Performances or Art Installations
How many proposals can I submit?
Please propose one idea per submission. You are more than welcome to submit more than one proposal.
What should I expect after submitting a proposal?
The Open Data Week Team will review proposals on a rolling basis. These are the possible outcomes:
Your proposal is selected for Open Data Week or School of Data
You are asked to edit or reframe your proposal in a discussion with our team.
You are asked to merge your proposal with another, similar, proposal.
Your proposal is rejected.
If selected for participation, you agree to the following:
Being responsive to communications from the Open Data Week 2023 Team
Promoting Open Data Week 2023 to your communities
Responding to a follow up survey to report event metrics and information
Adhering to all accessibility and inclusivity event management practices to the best of your ability (the Open Data Week Team will provide guidance where possible).
By submitting an event proposal, you agree to be included in limited communications from the Open Data Week team and can unsubscribe at any time.