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 - 18:30 RDA Funders Forum (by invitation only) (Room: Serondela 1 and 2)
15:30 - 18:00 RDA TAB and Working/Interest Group Chair Meeting (Room: Okavango 1) 
 
5th November 2018 - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting - Day 1
08:00 - 08:40 RDA for Newcomers (Room: Okavango 1)
07:00 - 08:40 Registration Open
09:00 - 11:00

Welcome & Dignitary Addresses

Director of Ceremony: Dr Theophilus Mooko – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology

-8:55am Arrival of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi and University of Botswana delegates.

-9:00am NATIONAL ANTHEM Led by Marimba band and Solo Vocalist.

-9:05am PRAYER Rev. Kresi K. Mbae.

-9:10am INTRODUCTION OF DIGNITARIES Professor David Norris, Vice Chancellor – University of Botswana

-9:20am WELCOME ADDRESS Honourable Minister Mr Ngaka Ngaka, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology.

-9:30am ENTERTAINMENT - Marimba Band.

-9:35am INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE THEME Prof Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the New Library of Alexandria.

-9:50am ENTERTAINMENT - Traditional dance.

-9:55am KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND OFFICIAL OPENING His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana. 

-10:30am TOKEN OF APPRECIATION TO HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT by Dr Bonnie Carroll , IDW Committee Member.

-10:35am ENTERTAINMENT - Traditional troupe and Marimba Band.

-10:40am VOTE OF THANKS by Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General - Research Data Alliance

-10:55am GROUP PHOTO SHOOT with His Excellency the President, Visiting Ministers, Botswana Ministers, PS-MoTE, Ambassadors, Council Chairman, Chancellor, LOO, Vice Chancellor UB, Keynote Speakers and IDW Committee

 (Room: Tsodilo C)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area)

11:30 - 13:00 Science and Data in Africa: High Level Strategy Panel (Room: Tsodilo C)                                                                                                                     
11:30 - 13:00 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 1                                                                                                             
 
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Poster Session / Exhibition (Marquee)

14:00 - 15:30 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 2                                                                                                                   
 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area)

16:00 - 17:30

Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Data and Health (Room: Tsodilo C)

  • - 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
  • Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian, National Library of Medicine                                                                                             
17:30-19:00

Welcome Reception and Poster Session (Entrance / Circulation Area / Tsodilo A)

 

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

Plenary Session: Science Policy and the Future of Science (Room: Tsodilo C)

09:30 - 11:00 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 3 
 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area) 

11:30 - 13:00 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 4                                                                                                                          
 
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Marquee)

14:00 - 15:30 SciDataCon Sessions 2
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area) 

16:00 - 17:30 SciDataCon Sessions 3
17:30 - 19:00 SciDataCon Sessions 4
17:30 - 19:00

RDA Adoption & Business Plenary Session (Room: Tsodilo C)

Shelley Stall

Wim Hugo

Wouter Haak / Martin Fenner

 

7th November 2018 - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting  - Day 3
08:30 - 9:30

Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Pan-African Infrastructure Investment (Room: Tsodilo C)

  • Jörg Helmschrot, Director of Science and Technology and Capacity Development, SASSCAL 
  • Rob Adam, Director, South African Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope
9:30 - 11:00 SciDataCon Sessions 5 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition  (Entrance / Circulation Area)                                                                                            

11:30 - 13:00

SciDataCon Sessions 6

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Marquee)

14:00 - 15:30 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 5                                                                                                                      
 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition  (Entrance / Circulation Area)           

16:00 - 17:30 RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 6                                                                                                                     
 
17:30 - 19:00 SciDataCon Plenary Session on CODATA and WDS Initiatives (Room: Tsodilo C)
19:00 -  IDW2018 Cultural Dinner (Room: Marquee)

 

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

Plenary Session and Panel Session: Data Science (Room: Tsodilo C)

  • - Ian Foster, Director, Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • - Fosca Giannotti, Director of Research, Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo”
09:30 - 11:00               RDA Plenary 12 - Breakout 7                                                                                                                  
                                   
11:00 - 11:30              

Coffee Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area)

11:30 - 13:00               SciDataCon Sessions 7 
13:00 - 14:00             

Lunch Break and Poster Session / Exhibition (Marquee)

14:00 - 15:30              SciDataCon Sessions 8 
15:30 - 16:00             

Coffee Breakand Poster Session / Exhibition (Entrance / Circulation Area)

16:00 - 17:30             

Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Data and Scholarly Communications (Room: Tsodilo C)

  • - 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 
17:30 - 18:00             

Closing Session (Room: Tsodilo C)

 

9th November 2018 - RDA Post-Plenary Side Meetings
09:00 - 15:00 RDA Secretariat Meeting (Secretariat Members only)
 IG established / WG < 6 months)  WG 6-12 months  WG 12-18 months  WG in maintenance mode