The call for session proposals for the UN World Data Forum 2018 ended on 3 February 2018 at 12:00PM EST. The Programme Committee would like to thank you for your interest in submitting session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the programme. In the coming weeks, the UNWDF 2018 team will follow up with focal points on the status of proposals received.
The UN World Data Forum 2018 will bring together data leaders from diverse stakeholder groups, including national and international statistical systems, academia, business community and civil society, to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies, and provide mutual learning opportunities on a wide variety of topics organized across six thematic areas of the Forum. Over the course of the three-day Forum, there will be opportunities to engage in sessions focusing on the opportunities and challenges in data production and use in a changing data landscape and sharing ideas for solutions and strategies for the way forward.
We invite you to submit session proposals for consideration by the Programme Committee for inclusion in the UNWDF 2018.
The programme for the United Nations World Data Forum 2018 (UNWDF 2018) is being developed by a Programme Committee comprised of members from national statistical offices, academia, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, private sector, the donor community, and geospatial information community.The proposals will be evaluated by the Programme Committee based on the following aspects:
- Relevance to the thematic area;
- Innovative aspects covered;
- Level or representation of presenters and/or moderators from different stakeholder groups to ensure proper interaction across data communities;
- Level of representation of presenters and/or moderators to ensure adequate geographical representation and gender balance across and within sessions;
- Focus on concrete experiences with data production and utilization; and
- Inclusion of concrete recommendations or launch of new initiatives
Call for session proposals for UNWDF2018 will close on 31 January 2018 .
The proposed programme will be approved by the UN Statistical Commission’s High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building.
The Programme Committee or the HLG-PCCB may request revisions to some proposals.
All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by 31 March 2018.
- Focal point to be contacted for follow up on the submission (name, affiliation and email)
- Relevance to Thematic Area of UNWDF 2018
- Session Title
- Session Description – short description of session, including focus, scope, and objectives.
- Session Format
- Expected duration of each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. There will be approximately 80 sessions.
- Different modes of delivery are encouraged besides panel discussions, including, mini workshops and data labs, and other session formats that you might wish to propose to encourage an effective interactive exchange with the audience and to ensure that the Forum is as participatory as possible.
- Please describe the requested format for the proposed session, including the IT requirements and room setup. Formats can include panel discussion, hackathon-style/innovation challenge, workshop, data lab, “Ted-talk”-style presentation(s), among others.
- Please note that the programme might not be able to accommodate all suggested formats.
- Main expected outcome of the session
- Proposed speakers, including name, gender, affiliation, country and email for each speaker
- Proposed Moderators/Chair/Discussant, including name, gender, affiliation, country and email
- Session organizer(s)*, including name, gender, affiliation, country and email
*Session organizers are responsible for :
- ensuring contact with the panelists and moderators of their sessions and proper communication of organizational aspects based on the information provided by the Secretariat of the Forum
- ensure that speakers register for the Forum and make their own travel and accommodation arrangements
- responsible for ensuring speakers are present at the time of the session, and to prepare a short summary of the session to be submitted after the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Neither the Programme Committee nor the United Nations offer supporting funds to facilitate the travel and participation of proposed speakers or sessions. The involvement of speakers (and participants) must therefore by completely self-financed, including travel, accommodation and any other related expenses. There are no registration fees to be a participant or speaker at the Forum.