[OKFest-Coord] OKFestival Call for Proposals is open!
Antti Jogi Poikola
antti.poikola at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 18:08:55 BST 2012
I got feedback that the Festival dates should be visible at the CfP -site
as well. It seems that I don't have editor rights to http://okfestival.org/ ,
could someone add the dates there.
"Laitoin sähköpostia aamulla mutta jos joku tuntee järjestäjiä niin olisi
kovin kätevää jos CFP-sivulla olisi myös mainittu tapahtuman ajankohta.
Etenkin kun CFP-sivulta ei pääse navigoimaan tapahtuman etusivulle."
On 28 March 2012 19:21, Juha Huuskonen <
juha.huuskonen at finnish-institute.org.uk> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We are happy to inform you that the OKFestival Call for Proposals is now
> open! There's also an FAQ page that hopefully answers some of the questions
> that have been posted on this list. If not then please let us know at
> info at okfestival.org (reaches the core organising team).
> You can find the Call for Proposals at www.okfestival.org and below is a
> blog posting announcing the call by Kat (http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/**
> Looking forward to your suggestions & more dialogue in near future!
> Best regards,
> OKFestival production coordinator / Helsinki
> - - - -
> For those looking for a reason to come to Helsinki with us this fall, the
> OKFestival Call for Proposals <http://okfestival.org/call-**for-proposals/<http://okfestival.org/call-for-proposals/>>
> is released today – and it has an experimental, innovative focus.
> The spin? For this year’s OKFestival (the first event of its kind,
> organised almost entirely through virtual conference calls, IRC chats and
> co-written documents by an international group of organisers), we’ve set a
> specific concentration on daring new methods – from collaborations to
> festival programming to open data categories to session formats. Given this
> mandate, the 2012 OKFestival theme is “Open Knowledge in Action”. We’re
> interested in finding out what /value/ can be generated by opening up
> knowledge and working with open data, the ecosystems of organisations that
> benefit from and participate in such sharing, and the impact it can have in
> our societies. What kinds of new professions, ideas and community
> initiatives can emerge within our governments, markets, networks and
> neighbourhoods as a result of these engagements?
> The exploration of this theme will be visible not only in the festival’s
> content, but also in its implementation as the first global event of its
> kind. As organisers, we’re all inspired by untraditional barcamps,
> unconferences and coding jams – and we want to provide you with the space
> to experiment with new types of workshops and interactive participation
> formats (I’m hoping someone proposes a ‘fishbowl <
> style dialogue, for example!).
> We’re also opening up more than 2/3 of the programme to you as Guest
> Organisers. This move is based on our belief that when an event is
> crowdsourced through a co-operative combination of civil society
> representatives, programmers, data wranglers, students and members of
> government, the most interesting results (and relationships!) are
> facilitated. In the Call for Proposals <http://okfestival.org/call-**
> for-proposals/ <http://okfestival.org/call-for-proposals/>> you’ll have
> the option to submit either a group-run Topic Stream or an individual
> Presentation/Event – and we have several interesting spaces throughout the
> Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture <
> http://arts.aalto.fi/en/> waiting to be filled.
> The enthusiasm for OKFestival’s focus has already been very inspiring. On
> the public organisers’ discussion list, there have been months of lively
> discussion and planning conversations amongst 90+ participants located
> around the world. Between interviews on BBC Radio <
> in the UK and open knowledge strategy sprints <http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/
> in Finland, it’s been an exciting ride for all of us on the Core Organising
> Team – and we look forward to many of you joining the Programme Planning
> Committee with us this Spring.
> If you’re in Estonia next month, we are presenting OKFestival at the Free
> City <http://www.pixelache.ac/**helsinki/2012/free-city-vaba-**
> festival in Tallinn – and in the meantime, we’ll see you online. The
> official Call for Proposals (submission deadlines on April 20th and June
> 1st) can be found here <http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/**
> and more information about the details of OKFestival’s organisation, venue
> and presentation formats are on the Festival FAQ here <
> OKFestival-Coord mailing list
> OKFestival-Coord at lists.okfn.**org <OKFestival-Coord at lists.okfn.org>
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