[okfn-discuss] Ideas for OKCon 2010?
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jul 7 19:18:07 BST 2009
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Sören
Auer<auer at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
> Great Jonathan, that you trigger that now already. This time I will
> definitely attend ;-)
> Since we are still early, we could think about sending out a call for
> papers/presentations. It doesn't have to be that strict as with purely
> scientific conferences, but I think this would raise awareness of OKCon and
> help getting more people on board.
I think this is a great idea!
> Such a call for papers could be for example grouped around the pillars
> technology, society and culture. We could ask people to submit short papers
> (e.g. up to 6 pages) or presentations (e.g. 10-15 slides) and use that as
> input for creating a programme.
The technology, society, culture divisions seem very natural! Suspect
that 6 pages might be quite a lot for the informal spirit of OKCon -
perhaps we could cap it at a page to force people to be concise? ;-)
> Of course we could still leave space for spontaneous presentations and
> talks. What do you think? If you like the idea I will be happy to help
> drafting such a call.
Yes, I definitely think you're right about getting a CFP out early!
What do you think about themes? Or perhaps we could include a list of
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