[open-development] OpenDev Proposals for OKFestival 2014

LINDA RAFTREE lindaraftree at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 19:02:33 UTC 2014

Oh it all sounds great! I'm still not sure whether I can attend given other
things on my plate right now (like moving to NYC in July -- come visit!).
Happy to contribute when and where I can though.


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From:  Pernilla Näsfors <pernillan at gmail.com>
Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:58 AM
To:  "open-development at lists.okfn.org" <open-development at lists.okfn.org>
Subject:  [open-development] OpenDev Proposals for OKFestival 2014

Dear OpenDev friends,

Nice to meet many of you recently in Montreal for OD4DC and IATI TAG! It's
time to continue planning for next time to meet - at OKFestival in Berlin
this summer! See the Call for proposals below if you haven't seen it

I think we should schedule a Skype call where we can discuss ideas. I have
set up a Doodle with suggestions next week and the week after. I hopefully
picked a time that is not too bad for any time zoneŠ Here it is:
http://doodle.com/hazac6w2wkmrtd9i. Answer before 15 GMT on Friday so that
we can decide what time we choose and send out an invite.

Do you think we should have a separate email list or group for planning for
OKFest or would people be OK with using this list for that purpose..?

Rolf sent out this link before to an etherpad with notes from our meeting
about OKFest in Montreal (http://okfnpad.org/p/okfest2014-opendev) and
suggested to have that as a workspace. Open source ether pads are of course
nice, but I became quite fond of Hackpad in Montreal since it is a bit more
user friendly and easier to create a wiki-like structureŠ I therefore took
the liberty to set one up where we can start collecting ideas and proposals
for sessions: 
There you can also add you're names to the People section if you're
interested to participate in the planning process. I also created a Session
Proposal Template that you can copy and use when writing proposals:

I saw that it seems like we have some OpenDev allies in the Programme team,
e.g. Anahi and Duncan. Perhaps you have some insight in what other sessions
and workshops are in the making that we could perhaps tap in to, to spread
our "development message" to a wider audience..?

This year, there are three bigger streams: Knowledge, Tools and Society, so
instead of planning for a whole OpenDev stream like we did for Helsinki 2012
I am thinking we can take the opportunity to collaborate more with others
from other OKFN working groups (http://okfn.org/wg/), e.g. Open Government,
Open Spending, or why not Open Hardware in a development context - such as
the Global Village Construction Set (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki)?

Personally, I'd also like to see a continuation on the theme about Ethics
and Risks that you apparently had at OKCon that I unfortunately missedŠ
Perhaps focus on Privacy now that it is such a big topic overall in this NSA
monitored worldŠ We could collaborate with the Personal Data and Privacy
group: http://personal-data.okfn.org/

That's all my thoughts for now. :)

Best wishes, 

Pernilla Näsfors, World Bank / Open Aid Partnership

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: newsletter at okfestival.org <newsletter at okfestival.org>
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Subject: Call for Proposals for OKFestival 2014
To: pernillan at gmail.com

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Announcing the Call for Proposals for OKFestival
 Now that the OKFestival website is live and tickets are on sale
DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> , we can share more details about the narrative
streams that will run through the event. We¹re also pleased to open the call
for session proposals at this time.
A Theory of Change
 The programme for the 2014 edition of the festival is fuelled by a theory
of change. Using this theory as our outline, the event provides an ideal
opportunity for the open movement to come together to co-create the roadmap
that will guide its next steps.  Our Theory: we believe that Knowledge,
Tools and Society are the levers of Change. As such, Knowledge, Tools and
Society will be the three streams that form the architecture of the
programme.  Knowledge: Knowledge informs change. At OKFestival we're keen to
discuss ways of unlocking, expanding and sharing knowledge through open
access, open research data, open educational resources, open science, data
journalism and campaigning, data visualisation and literacy.  Tools: Tools
enable change. We'll be discussing facilitating the flow of knowledge
through non profit technology, open source software, open hardware, design,
architecture and urban planning.  Society: The group(s) who effect change.
Topics may include designing institutions, building communities and
protecting environments. Additionally, powering economies through open
government, transparency, open tech businesses, open development, open
education, open culture, open sustainability and open economy will feature
on the programme. Security and privacy-related topics also fit into this
stream.  The festival will weave together these three streams of open
knowledge innovation and impact. Each session will go deep within its realm
as well as identifying interdisciplinary features that span different
domains or discipline.
Submit your proposal
 Never facilitated a session at an event before? Don't let that stop you! We
encourage proposals from folks who don't often attend events and we're ready
to support you to run an awesome session. All you need to do is complete the
form here 
Co5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>  by March 16, 2014, 23:59 CET.  We will be hosting two
information hangouts on Proposing OKFestival Sessions in March. Follow us on
Co5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> , Facebook
DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> , or wait for more updates via these newsletters to
learn more about them.  Please share this call far and wide!
The selection process
 Once the deadline for proposals has passed, all submissions will be
reviewed by the Programme Team. The proposals that we¹ll select will
* Does the proposal advance the overall goal of      the event and agenda
(see the festival¹s theory of change)?
* Does the proposal give concrete value to      participants via its
proposed outcome? 
* Does the proposal offer unique benefit to the      agenda?
* Is the proposal interactive? Hint: slides and      lectures strongly
* Does the proposal value and build on      OKFestival¹s principles of
inclusivity and diversity?
 If you¹d like some more guidance, check out our Programme FAQs
DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> . You can also find out more about the Programme
Co5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>  under the Programme
E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>  tab on the website.  Looking forward to hearing
your ideas about how to shape the programme at this year¹s festival!  The
OKFestival Team 
                        Join in the online conversations about OKFestival by
using the #OKFest14 hashtag.
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