[okfn-discuss] okfestival build up
rambaya at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Aug 21 11:38:16 UTC 2012
Thanks team for keeping the global momentum for the biggest open knowledge event.
There is excitement here in Africa about OKFestival especially its diversity, with over 13 guest-planned
Topic Streams from "Transparency and Accountability" to "Openness in Sustainability"
Thanks Kat for the OKFN blog and links on updated info on everything we ought to know about this event.
Africa Chapter OKFestival
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> From: Kat Braybrooke <kat.braybrooke at okfn.org>
> Subject: [okfn-discuss] 4 Weeks Until OKFestival 2012 in Helsinki,
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> Hello Open Knowledge networks,
> [*** Apologies for any cross-posting!***] With only 4 weeks left until the
> OKFestival <http://okfestival.org> week starts in Helsinki, here is our
> latest rundown of everything you need to know about the event. We?re very
> excited about what's in store for participants this year, so it would be
> great if you could share the details with your contacts. You can also find
> the text below on the OKFN blog at <http://ow.ly/d768h>. Thank you so much
> in advance, and we look forward to meeting many of you next month!
> *** 2012 FESTIVAL OVERVIEW ***
> For those new to OKFestival, we are delighted to invite you to this year's
> event in Helsinki, Finland - a series of hands-on workshops, talks,
> hackathons, meetings and sprints organised by a wide range of open
> knowledge communities around the globe. OKFestival 2012 combines the themes
> of our annual Open Government Data Camp (OGDCamp) and Open Knowledge
> Conference (OKCon) into a week of action and inspiration organised by the
> Open Knowledge Foundation, the Finnish Institute in London and Aalto Media
> Factory along with hundreds of Guest Programme Planners. With 400 tickets
> already reserved by participants from more than 40 nations, OKFestival is
> the one of the world's largest open knowledge events to date.
> *** DATES & ACCOMMODATION ***
> OKFestival 2012 runs from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd of September. We
> offer both day and week tickets, with week tickets covering all three of
> OKFestival?s action-packed Core Conference Days <
> http://okfestival.org/schedule> from Tuesday 18th September to Thursday
> 20th September. A variety of Satellite Events are also running before and
> after the event, with a summary and debrief day on Friday 21st September.
> >From Couchsurfing with Finnish locals to hotels in downtown Helsinki, there
> are many affordable travel and accommodation options available to make your
> stay in Finland a great one at <http://okfestival.org/accommodation>.
> *** FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING ***
> The 2012 theme of OKFestival is 'Open Knowledge in Action', looking at the
> value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of
> organisations that can benefit from this, and the impacts that transparency
> can have in our societies. This year's schedule is diverse, with over 13
> guest-planned Topic Streams from "Transparency and Accountability" to
> "Openness in Sustainability" including programming such as:
> * A series of hackathons and coding jams, including a Green Hackathon with
> CESC, hackathons about Building the Cultural Commons and Open Science, and
> an introductory coding jam with RailsGirls Finland.
> * A variety of participatory sessions, from hands-on open hardware
> workshops in Finland's first FABlab to the world's first Art of Open Data
> Cooking workshop to sessions on the School of Data.
> * A set of in-depth meetings on different topics related to openness, from
> developer meetups about Open Source software with Finland's OpenMind
> conference, to sessions on the Open Government Partnership and the EU
> Citizens' Initiative, to a live broadcast between innovation hubs in
> Finland and Africa.
> * An increasingly-imminent list of Featured Speakers<
> http://okfestival.org/guest-speakers/> from the Gapminder Foundation's Hans
> Rosling to Member of European Parliament Anneli J??tteenm?ki to the World
> Bank's Carlos Rossel to the Free Software Foundation's Karsten Gerloff to
> Climate Change Capital's James Cameron.
> *** BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY ***
> Tickets are now available online at <
> http://okfestival.org/early-bird-okfest-tickets> . Reserve yours now to
> join the largest open knowledge crowd of the year in Finland. They are
> selling fast, and our list of confirmed festival attendees <
> http://okfestival.org/festival-attendees> continues to grow, with
> participants from Jyv?skyl? to Guyana.
> *** GET IN TOUCH ***
> Have questions for our Topic Stream planners or the Core Organising Team?
> Want to get involved by proposing a satellite or evening event? Feel free
> to contact us at <http://okfestival.org/contact> and get involved on
> Twitter using the hashtag '#OKFest', on Facebook at <
> http://facebook.com/OpenKnowledgeFestival> and on the public Flickr Pool at
> See you in Helsinki!
> | Kat Braybrooke | London, UK
> | The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>
> | Coordinator of OKFestival 2012 <http://okfestival.org/> & Regional
> | Twitter @kat_braybrooke <http://twitter.com/kat_braybrooke> | Skype
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