This year’s Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit: Data Decade will take place online on 8 November, 10:00–22:00 GMT, and we are thrilled to welcome MediaFutures as a key sponsor. 

MediaFutures runs a support programme for startups, SMEs and artists, with the aim to tackle misinformation and disinformation through art and innovation, and to reshape the media value chain through responsible and innovative uses of data.

The summit will attract 2,000 delegates from 90+ countries for a truly international virtual event, featuring more than 40 panels, talks and roundtables, along with interactive artworks, poetry, films and – for the second year running – a gameshow. 

The ODI Summit will be presented by former BBC World Affairs Correspondent, Navdip Dhariwal. A fantastic speaker, Navdip has worked across TV and radio and has reported on some of the most important global stories of our time.

You will hear from world leading data and AI experts, including the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt addressing the data challenges we will all face in the years ahead.

MediaFutures online booth at the ODI Summit

Join us in the MediaFutures online booths at the ODI Summit to find out more about the participants from the second open call, with startups, SMEs and artists participating in three tracks:

  • Startups for Citizens encourages startups to develop innovative ideas, products, services and business models that encourage broader and more meaningful engagement with information and the way it is communicated and shared.
  • Startup meets Artist is a space for teams of startups and artists to collaboratively develop new concepts of data technology and the arts. They take part in a six-month mixed residency and accelerator programme.
  • Artists for Media is for artists with an innovative artwork concept and production process that critically and materially explore data and technology to question and comment on its impact on individuals and society. Artists participate in a six-month residency programme.

The MediaFutures booth at the ODI Summit will showcase a video from each track, featuring interviews with the selected artists and startups, alongside a live discussion. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fascinating viewing and discussion. 

The ODI Summit will also showcase the ODI’s Data as Culture art programme which works with artists who use data to tell us about our world. But how does this type of art increase our understanding of data and its impact on our daily lives? Join Mr Gee, Data Poet, Rohini Devasher, ODI Artist-in-Residence 2021-2022, Dr Ross Parry, Professor of Museum Technology, University of Leicester and Joseph Wilk, Digital Artist.

Tickets for the ODI Summit 2022 are available here