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The 2016 CODATA General Assembly was held on Sunday, 11 September 2016, in the Silver Room, Tower Building, of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Address: 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado.

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Minutes of the 2016 General Assembly

DRAFT Minutes of the 2016 General Assembly held in Denver, Colorado, USA on 11 September 2016 are available.

Delegates and observers are invited to forward any comments or corrections to the Executive Director no later than 31 January 2017.

Presentations from the 2016 General Assembly

Key presentations and other documents are now available online:

Programme and FINAL Agenda

The FINAL Agenda for the General Assembly is presented below and here along with instructions on the voting procedures.

Time Activity Lead By
08.30- Welcome Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
08.40- Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from previous GA

Sara Graves, CODATA Secretary General
09.00- CODATA Financial Report John Broome, CODATA Treasurer
09.30- Executive Director Report Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director
10.30- Discussion and Questions Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
11.00- Break
11.30- Vision, strategy and key activities for 2016-2018

11.30: Vision, strategy and key activities for 2016-2018 – Geoffrey Boulton

12.00: Up-date and perspectives from ICSU – Heide Hackmann, ICSU Executive Director

12.20: Achievements in the 50 Years of CODATA’s Existence and Priorities for the next
2-6 years.

Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
12.30- Lunch
13.30- Task Group Presentations

Procedure: Maximum five minute presentations by candidate Task Groups, one slide only.  (15 candidate Task Groups).

Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
15.00 Task Group Selection

Voting on Task Groups and announcements.

Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
15.30- Break
16.00 Election of CODATA Executive Committee

Voting and announcements

Procedure: there will be no presentation by candidates.  Delegates should consult the candidates statements on the CODATA website and vote accordingly.

Sara Graves, CODATA Secretary General
17.00 Closing remarks and resolutions

Any other business

Resolution of thanks

Closing remarks

Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President
17.30- Close of General Assembly – followed by Opening Ceremony of SciDataCon 2016 at 18.00

Opening Ceremony of SciDataCon 2016

This year, the General Assembly preceded International Data week, which included our conference SciDataCon 2016.

The Opening Ceremony of SciDataCon 2016 followed the CODATA General Assembly and was scheduled from 18.00 to 19.30 and concluded with a reception.


Find out more:

CODATA Elections 2016

Task Group Selection 2016

CODATA Executive Committee Meeting – Photos