[Fwd: Re: [okfn-discuss] open knowledge event this autumn: proposal]
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Jul 11 18:47:13 BST 2006
Francis Irving wrote:
> And some more requests:
> - Can it be somewhere with a bar
> - Not take itself too seriously
> - Have nice weather :)
I'm +1 on all of these. Regarding location I'm already in contact with
someone from LSE to see if it would be possible to do something there.
We've also been discussing Limehouse as a possiblity which is another
great venue. Both places have bars nearby though not necessarily
integrated into the building. Any more suggestions for possible location
(and requirements) welcome.
> More radically, maybe you could ban wifi and laptops as well,
> encourage people to talk more.
That might be a step too far :) Perhaps we could try 'discouraging'
laptops at particular sessions (a controlled experiment of sorts)
> Also, for the mySociety stream I'd like to get a couple of people who
> use our stuff. For example, invite Richard Pope (who does work with
> Love Music Hate Racism using our tools, and with his
> www.pledgebank.com/protest pledge)
That sounds a great idea.
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 12:11:52PM +0100, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>>-------- Original Message --------
>>Subject: Re: [okfn-discuss] open knowledge event this autumn: proposal
>>Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:04:35 +0100
>>From: Francis Irving
>>To: Rufus Pollock
>>CC: Sam Smith, Tom Steinberg
>>Well, I just asked Chris and he was up for talking. And I will happily
>>too. So that's enough to be going on with. Sure pencil it in, and
>>tell the list. Fix the date as soon as you can so we can get it
>>in our diaries.
>>Tom, copied to you FYI. We're having a mySociety stream at OKFN's
>>conference thing in Sept/Oct.
>>On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 11:45:41AM +0100, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>>>Francis Irving wrote:
>>>>Had a chat to Sam, one of our volunteers who sometimes does conference
>>>>organising (this message CC'ed to him). He said:
>>>I know Sam from past events and Creative Archive stuff ...
>>>>"(00:32:32) sams: we could organise a stream in the event - that
>>>>wouldn't be hard. you for half an hour, matthew for half an hour, plus
>>>>half an hour discussions. Tom opens with a short thing and chairs;
>>>>chris does half an hour after lunch with half an hour discussion. then
>>>>one or two other speakers who do stuff mysocietyish at 20 minutes
>>>>(00:32:38) sams: that's a mysociety stream in an event."
>>>>What do you reckon?
>>>That sounds great. From past experience I've found that shorter talks
>>>with more Q&A tend to work better but those are details to be hammered
>>>If you guys are happy I'll pencil this in as a civic info panel
>>>organized by mysociety. Dates are looking to be one of the weekends at
>>>the start of October (either w/e of 30th sept/1st oct or following w/e).
>>>We should have this confirmed along with a space in the next few weeks.
>>>PS: can I forward this info to okfn-discuss?
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