[okfn-discuss] open knowledge forum this autumn: civic info 2

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Sep 27 12:35:03 UTC 2006

As detailed in a previous email [1] we now plan to do a single-subject 
forum this autumn on civic information (and do the big full-day event 
next spring). For the forum the usual format is:

   * 2 hour slot in the evening
   * 4-5 speakers
   * informal atmosphere and lots of discussion

I've already confirmed that space will be available in mid-to-late 
november and so the next thing we need to do is:

  1. get a shortlist of speakers and then invite them
  2. settle on a firm date


Francis: do you and anyone else at MySociety have suggestions for speakers?

Does anyone else have suggestions for potential speakers?

Some ideas I had:

   * Heather Brooke talking on FoI and the Statute Law Database
   * Might be nice to have one slot which just ultra-lightning demos of 
websites/datasets. This would consist, say, of 5 websites in 10 minutes
   * Someone from OPSI


    November 2006
  S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
           1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

I'd suggest kepping to the weeks of the 13th or 20th and the 'tradition' 
has been to hold this on a thursday which would mean the 16th or the 
23rd though any other day except friday would be fine. Just so as to 
indicate an exact date what about Thursday the 23rd?

Francis: Do you know of any issues with these sorts of dates for you or 
others at MS?




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