RDA 12th Plenary Programme

 

Sunday, 4 November

Monday, 5 November

Tuesday, 6 November

Wednesday, 7 November

Thursday, 8 November

Friday, 9 November

 

4th November 2018 - RDA Pre-Plenary Side Meetings/Events
14:00 - 19:30 RDA Funders Forum (by invitation only)
15:30 - 18:00 RDA TAB and Working/Interest Group Chair Meeting

 

5th November 2018 - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting - Day 1
08:00 - 09:15 RDA for Newcomers
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 11:00

Opening Plenary Session with Welcome & Dignitary Addresses

His Excellency Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana 

Location: Tsodilo C 

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area

11:30 - 13:00 Breakout 1 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                        
 
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Marquee

14:00 - 15:30 Breakout 2 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                    
 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area

16:00 - 17:30

Plenary Session on Health and Data

Phaik Yeong Cheah, Associate Professor at Oxford University and Head of Dept at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unity

Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Panel Discussion                      

Location: Tsodilo C                                                                                                

17:30-19:00

International Data Week 2018 Welcome Reception and Poster Session

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area and Tsodilo A

 

6th November 2018 - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting - Day 2
08:30 - 09:30

Plenary Session on Science policy & the future of science

Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)

Q&A

Location:Tsodilo C 

09:30 - 11:00 Breakout 3 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings 
 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area 

11:30 - 13:00 Breakout 4 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                           
 
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Marquee

14:00 - 15:30 SciDataCon Breakout Sessions
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition 

16:00 - 17:30 SciDataCon Breakout Sessions
17:30 - 19:00 RDA Adoption & Business Plenary Session 

 

7th November 2018 - RDA 11th Plenary Meeting - Day 3
08:30 - 9:30

Plenary Session on Pan-African infrastructure investment

Jörg Helmschrot, Director of Science and Technology and Capacity Development, SASSCAL 

Rob Adam, Director, South African Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope

Panel Discussion

Location: Tsodilo C

9:30 - 11:00 SciDataCon Breakout Sessions 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break - Poster Session/Exhibition       

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area                                                                                             

11:30 - 13:00

SciDataCon Breakout Sessions

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Marquee

14:00 - 15:30 Breakout 5 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                           
 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition 

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area           

16:00 - 17:30 Breakout 6 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                           
 
17:30 - 19:00 Organisational Plenary Sessions 

 

8th November 2018 - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting - Day 4
08:30 - 09:30

Plenary Session on Data Science

Ian Foster, Director, Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Fosca Giannotti, Director of Research, Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo”

Panel Discussion

Location: Tsodilo C

09:30 - 11:00 Breakout 7 - WG/IG/BoF Working Meetings                                                                                                                           
 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area

11:30 - 13:00 SciDataCon Breakout Sessions 
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break - Poster Session / Exhibition

Location: Marquee

14:00 - 15:30 SciDataCon Breakout Sessions 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Location: Entrance / Circulation Area

16:00 - 17:30

Plenary Session on Data and Scholarly communications

Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, African Academy of Sciences

Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg

Simeon Materechera, Director, Indigenous Knowledge Systems Center, North West University 

Panel Discussion

LocationTsodilo C

17:30 - 18:00

IDW2018 Closing Plenary Session 

LocationTsodilo C

 

9th November 2018 - RDA Post-Plenary Side Meetings
09:00 - 15:00 RDA Secretariat Meeting (Secretariat Members only)