[euopendata] OKFestival 2012: Travel Bursaries, Early Bird Tickets, Keynotes and Schedule
kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Thu Jul 19 12:01:10 BST 2012
A few quick (yet exciting!) updates about this autumn's Open Knowledge
Festival <http://okfestival.org>, happening in Helsinki from September 17 -
22. Please share this information with interested colleagues if you get a
moment, and we look forward to seeing you all this fall in Helsinki!
You may have heard that OKFestival's team of over 100 Guest Programme
Planners from around the world have been hard at work, and this rumour is
quite true! Planners are now finalising their diverse programmes for all 13
of the Topic Streams for 2012 on the festival schedule <
http://okfestival.org/schedule> which includes keynote speakers like
Gapminder's Hans Rosling, the EFF's Karsten Gerloff, Stanford University's
Tanja Aitamurto and Urbanscale's Adam Greenfield, as well as a variety of
intriguing workshops, sessions, lectures, hackathons and coding jams from
"The Art of #OpenData Cooking" to Open Government Partnership meetings to
hackdays on Open Science and Building the Cultural Commons.
#### EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW OPEN
OKFestival 2012 Early Bird Tickets are available at discounted rates until
the first week of August at <http://okfestival.org/early-bird/tickets>.
This year we offer both day and week tickets, with week-long tickets
covering all of OKFestival’s action-packed core conference days from Tues
Sept 18th to Thurs Sept 20th, with a summary and debrief day on Fri Sept
21st. A diverse variety of Satellite Events are also running before and
after the event.
#### LAST ROUND OF TRAVEL BURSARIES & FREE WEEK-LONG TICKETS
We are also very happy to announce another round of Travel Bursaries for
development practitioners, coders and new international guests thanks to
Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), the
Sunlight Foundation and other programme partners. Deadlines are the 1st and
8th of August, so we recommend applying soon. Applications can be found at <
#### #OKFEST CREW AND OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
For students and other participants who want to get more involved in the
festival itself in return for a free weeklong OKFestival ticket, we also
offer the #OKFestCrew Volunteer Scheme, which provides the opportunity to
engage with the backstage planning that goes into the organisation of a
major international festival <http://okfestival.org/okfestcrew>.
There are also many more ways for you to get involved. For development
practitioners, there has recently been a post about why those interested in
international development should come to Helsinki this fall <
http://twitter.com/MarijaNovkovic/status/220079657020702720>, and for those
working on academic research in Open Data, there is a Call for Papers open
#### CONTACT US
Have questions for our Topic Stream planners or the Core Organising Team,
or want to get more involved by proposing a satellite or evening event?
Feel free to contact us at <http://okfestival.org/contact>.
Also, for future reference, you can find a published version of this
information in today's blog post on the OKFN Blog here:
| 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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