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Wednesday, May 7 • 09:30 - 10:20
How To Organize an Open Source Festival

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Conferences are over, long live Festivals! 

After a long reign of top-down and non collaborative conferences exclusively designed to gather experts to teach something they might not know, the new conference is built by people in a bottom-up, grassroots environment. This session is designed to tell the story and share the source code of three open source festivals : the Open It festival, the Social Harvest and the OuiShare Fest. 

John Thackara says it all : "It's not about content. It's about time, place, tempo - and respect"

  • Francesca Pick (OuiShare): How we built the OuiShare Fest

  • John Thackara: How To Organise A Social Harvest Festival: A Seven Minute Lesson

  • Lars Zimmermann: How to transform the city into an open learning space using a collaborative guerilla conferencing and city hacking process?

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Arthur de Grave

Editor & Connector, Ouishare

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Francesca Pick

Co-founder OuiShare Fest, Ouishare
Collaborative governance geek and co-founder of OuiShare Fest. Experimenting the future of organizations across cultures and continents as OuiShare Connector, Enspiral Member and working on Cobudget. Looking to shift power dynamics through cultural practices, tech tools and the open sourcing of both... Read More →
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John Thackara

Doors of Perception
As a writer, philosopher, and event producer, I lead workshops, and organise festivals, at the intersection between ecological and social change. Right now I’m finishing a book for Thames & Hudson. It's called Life’s Work: The Kinds Of Growth We Need... Read More →
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Lars Zimmermann

Artist, Open Source Economist, Open It Agency
I am an artist, open source economist and culture hacker mostly interessted in connecting open source with ecological economy/regenerative design. but there are more things i am interessted in. open source/openness as an approach to redesign things in general, city hacking and nature... Read More →

Wednesday May 7, 2014 09:30 - 10:20
04 The Factory

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