Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival @ Firemen's Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

Admission is free for seniors (60+) and kids under 12. Over 50 artists and 30 musicians will be featured throughout the weekend.

This is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from Niagara and all across Ontario.
There is something for everyone. Everything is free after you pay the admission! The indoor/outdoor festival will house fine art, thought provoking, interactive and intriguing installations, one of a kind works, children’s art zone and interactive workshops.

September 14: 6pm – 11pm
September 15: 9am – 11pm
September 16: 9am – 6pm

Including the Friday Evening VIP Gala – 6pm to 7pm – $15

  • Meet and greet with artists and musicians
  • Exclusive art purchasing opportunities
  • Complimentary glass of wine and appetizers
  • Exciting announcements
  • Entertainment with local favourite Cory Cruise
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Entertainment with Juno award winning Jazz vocalist Liberty Silver, Nezqwik and Flamenco guitarist John Taylor
  • Over 40 indoor artists – Show and Sale
  • Cash Bar

This event is hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase.

Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media



  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Registration and event information coming soon!

Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.


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