OpenUK events are open to all but may have limited ticket allocations and preference will be given to our Supporters.

Information on upcoming events and ticketing, future events and past events is set out on this page. You can also enjoy recordings of our past events.

We are happy to list events for others in our events calendar. Please contact to request an event is listed.

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Upcoming Events

September 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OpenChain – a New Standard in Open Source, Shane Coughlan

Future Events - save the date

OpenUK Week: OpenUK Open Hardware Fest

Monday 23 November,  2020

A collaborative event bringing together the major communities in Open Source Hardware for the first time.

More details to follow!

OpenUK Week: OpenUK Awards

OpenUK Awards

Tuesday 20 October, 2020
18:00 – 22:00 GMT
Unilever Building Auditorium

OpenUK Awards, sponsored by Bristows, Legal.

Possibly the highlight of OpenUK Week

Keynote Speaker: Jono Bacon

Watch this space for details of a further exciting guest.

6 Awards:

  • Kids Competition – Hosted at TheLearning Partnership
  • Individual
  • Young person
  • Open Data – project or company
  • Open Source Software – project or company
  • Open Source Hardware – project or company
  • Open Source Software in Finance and Fintech – company or project

Esteemed Independent Judging Panel:

Cheryl Hung, Chris Lamb and Jeni Tennison.

Nominate yourself or another for the OpenUK Awards, sponsored by Bristows Legal, by midnight UTC 30 June 2020.

The OpenUK Kids’ Competition is sponsored by Red Hat, in conjunction with MiMu Gloves and micro:bit, registrations 2-29 March

Very limited ticket availability for the Awards event and celebratory drinks reception will be released on 14 April.

Thanks to Bristows Legal.

OpenUK Week: Kids Event

OpenUK Kids’ Competition, forming part of OpenUK Awards.

An update on the format of this event will follow shortly.

Register to take part in the First Edition of the Challenge at

OpenUK Week: Universities Event


Details to follow soon.

OpenUK Week: Inner Source Event

Inner Source

Details to follow soon.

OpenUK Week: FINOS Open Fintech Event

FINOS Open Fintech Event

Details to follow soon.

OpenUK Week: Legal & Policy Event

Society of Computers and Law and OpenUK Legal and Policy Group, Joint lecture

Details to follow soon

OpenUK Week: OpenUK Leadership Event

Future Leadership

Details to follow soon


David McCahon, General Counsel and Wellbeing Lead, Barclays

Gib Bulloch, inspirational speaker and author of “The Intrapreneur, Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent”

Further details to follow soon.

OpenUK Week: Open Health Event

Open Health – Kicking Covid

Tuesday 20 October, 2020

A show and tell of Open Solutions to the Covid 19 pandemic.

OpenUK Dinner

OpenUK Annual Dinner, House of Commons

Thur, 17 September – TBC

Sponsored by Pete Wishart, MP

Tables will be available to purchase from June 2020

Further details to follow soon.

OpenUK Data WorkStream - Panel Sessions

This event is postponed and will be moved to an appropriate date in 2020 or 2021.

Tue, 17 March 2020
16:00 – 20:00 GMT

OpenUK Data WorkStream Panel Sessions, sponsored by Arup.

Panel Session One:

  • Commercial Models in data – ethically monetising data
    Moderated by Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK
  • Speakers include;
    • Sonia Cooper, Microsoft
    • Volker Buscher, Arup
    • Jack hardinges, The Open Data Institute

Panel Session Two:

  • Opening historically closed data in 2020 and beyond – how do we meet this challenge
    Moderated by Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute. Speakers include:

    • Marcus Ezekiel, former GC, Open Banking
    • Will Cavendish, Arup

Topics and outputs for the 14 April follow on Workshop to be agreed in this session.

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OpenUK Data WorkStream - Workshop

This event is postponed and will be moved to an appropriate date in 2020 or 2021.

Tue, 14 April 2020
16:00 – 20:00 GMT

OpenUK Data WorkStream Workshop, sponsored by Arup.

Content of this workshop will follow on from our 17 March event along with decisions as to potential outputs, both to be voted on by all participants on 17 March.

All participants on 17 March will be offered a free participation code for 14 April.

Outputs will be launched on 12 June as part of OpenUK Week.


See our past events many of which are recorded.

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