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What is Open Everything?
Open Everything: Ann Arbor is a one-night ‘unconference’
bringing together people interested or involved in applying the principles of openness, transparency, and collaboration to the businesses, organizations, and networks
we are a part of. It’s far more than a discussion
around technology and software; it’s a conversation about the community in which we want to live and the ways in which we want to get there.
Come. Be a
part of this discussion. Share your thoughts on how you are making or
want to make Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, Detroit, or any other community
you’re a part of a better place to be because of the value you and
others place on sharing, transparency, access to information and
resources, and collaboration. We look forward to seeing you there as we chart the
trajectory of ‘open’ here in Ann Arbor and beyond.
Please resister for the even to help us plan appropriate orders of food and so that you get a nifty nametag, http://openeverythingannarbor.eventbrite.com/
date: Friday, October 30th, 2009
time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm (registration and casual conversation begins at 4:30pm)
location: U-M East Hall – 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. (3rd floor terrace of Psychology Dept.)
refreshments: Light appetizers and cold drinks available throughout the evening by Tranche de Vie.
After registration, members of the Open.Michigan Initiative, The University of Michigan Library, The University of Michigan Copyright Office, the Scholarly Publishing Office, and Creative Commons will welcome you to the evening. After this brief introduction the event will follow a BarCamp style where participants self-organize around topics they propose.
Individuals from a spectrum of community initiatives, including
technology, entrepreneurship, local food, education, etc will propose
topics on anything from Open Government and Open Educational Resources
to Open Spaces, Open Licensing, and Open Source Software. We will update this topic listing as people share what they’re
interested in discussing. If you have a proposal you want to share,
contact us using the form in the right navigation.
A Tentative Schedule:
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Event Registration and Topic Proposal in 3rd floor Terrace of East Hall
5:30pm – 5:45pm – Welcome and Introduction
5:45pm – 6:00pm – Additional Topic Proposals
6:00pm – 6:30pm – First Session – multiple breakouts based on topics
6:40pm – 7:10pm – Second Session – multiple breakouts based on topics
7:20pm – 7:50pm – Third Session – multiple breakouts based on topics
8:00pm – 8:30pm – Fourth Session – multiple breakouts based on topics
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Thanks, wrapping up, and move the discussion to a nearby bar.
parking: Parking is available on Church Street as well as on
nearby cross streets. There is also ramp parking in the Forest Street
Parking Structure at Forest and Willard. There are also plenty of
places to lock a bike and also a variety of AATA and Campus Blue buses
that will get you near.
people: We want to see as diverse a crowd as possible
sharing as many diverse perspectives on the theme as possible. So, tell
as many people as possible about the event – especially those people in
your social and professional circles.
This event is hosted by the Open.Michigan Initiative, a project in the
University of Michigan Medical School’s Office of Enabling
costumes: Feel free to test out your Saturday night Halloween costume at the event.
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