Frequently asked questions

General Information

The summit is being held from May 29-31, 2019.  The opening plenary will be on May 29, 2019. Some side events may occur before or after the Summit.

The main events and workshops will be held in downtown Ottawa, Canada, at the Shaw Centre located at 55 Colonel By Drive, K1N 9J2. Some side events will be held at other locations in the Ottawa area. Please visit the side events page for further information.

Information on how to get to Ottawa or the venue can be found in the Travel to Ottawa section.


Registration will open in early 2019. If you would like to receive updates on the Summit, such as when registration opens, please sign up for updates.

Summit Program Information

Following the call for proposals, the Summit program will be released in spring 2019.

Members of the OGP community submitted ideas for sessions and speakers in November through a survey. In January we will be inviting proposals on a variety of thematic tracks including inclusion, participation and impact. If you would like to receive updates on when the call for proposal will be, please sign up for updates.

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