• Veikko Kähkönen: OKFestival Core Group

    The Finnish Institute in London organised the inaugural Open Knowledge Festival Helsinki 17 – 22 September 2012. The event was organised in cooperation with Open Knowledge Foundation and Aalto Media Factory.

    Open Knowledge Festival was organised to bring together open knowledge experts and actors to build a fair and innovative knowledge society. The festival combined two annual international open knowledge events to Helsinki, Open Government Data Camp, Open Knowledge Conference and numerous satellite events.

    OKFestival was a spectacular success, being sold out with over 1000 participants in the core conference alone and receiving considerable attention in Finnish national TV, major newspapers and social media around the world.

    The Finnish Institute continues to work with the legacy of OKFestival. We recognise the need to explore various implications of openness in a way that supports the implementation of sustainable and progressive public policies.