Organizing an Open Everything

Welcome to Open Everything Wiki > Organizing an Event

Organizing an Event

Open Everything is yours, so if you think you want an Open Everything event in your city or region, than gather some like minded folks, and plan an Open Everything event. Hopefully, this guide will be useful in helping you plan your own event. 


Getting Started


You’ve decided you want to plan/host an Open Everything event. Congratulations. Perform these three quick tasks first. 1) Sign-up for a Wiki Account; 2) Join the Mailing List ; and 3) Read or skim through this quick guide.  


What do you need to start? You and a few friends. Maybe some pen and paper, or if you’re super fancy, a computer, internet access, and a wiki (like this one). You can plan your Open Everything event by yourself, but its helpful to have some like minded individuals to assist you with the various tasks that will arise. 


The Basic Plan

Decided on an event type, date and time, name, and location.  This is the basic of all events, but you’ll be amazed at how various things start falling into place, once these items are decided upon.

  • Event Type: An Open Everything event can be any type of event. For example, in Madison, WI for the 6 December 2008 event, we selected a ’roundtable’ event. The goal was to create a conversation between leaders and interested parties of the various ideas reflected within ‘open everything’. Open Everything Hong Kong went with a Barcamp style ‘unconference’, and there have been retreats and various mixtures of event types.
  • Event Date & Time: Choosing a date and time for your event is very important. You’ll need to consider the length of the event (1hr, 2hr, half day, 1 day, weekend), and your community. Knowing your target audience will help you narrow down the date and time. Additionally, you’ll want at least 6 weeks to plan. That’s 6 weeks minimally. If you can plan, 2-4 months in advance, do so.
  • Event Name: So far the standard event name has been the basic ‘Open Everything’ followed by city, which has produced: Open Everything: Berlin, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Madison, London, etc. But an event term papers can also be used. For example, in Madison we used, ‘A Conversation about Openness, Access, and Transparency‘. The goal with the title was to set the expectations/focus for the event. Your event doesn’t necessarily need a title, the generic, Open Everything: My Town works well. But if you plan for multiple events, or want to narrow your focus more an event title works well.
  • Event Location: Select a location as early as possible. Event space, venues, in most locations, come at a premium. This means the free spaces go fast, and get booked out months in advance, and paid spaces may cost above your event budget. Venue donations work well for costly locations, or even previously ‘unidentified’ locations, such as a place of work that has a number of meeting rooms, etc.

Have you decided yet? Want to host an ‘Open Everything’ event? Then continue with, Term Papers

 

Tag page
Viewing 15 of 18 comments: view all
It is really cool that you are holding these events all over the world. Meeting new smart, intelligent people around the globe. cheapest air ticketscheap flights to capetowncheap holidays deals

Posted 15:36, 10 Dec 2009
I love yoga bags so much! I am shocked by how many yogis and yoginis walk around with their mat under their arm! There are so many cute bags around but my favorite are on www.ogorgeous.com. I love that bag so much!
Professional Logostationery design

Posted 15:36, 10 Dec 2009
This plan is superb! Everyones impressed over hear! Why awsome?
free wallpaper
Posted 18:12, 16 Dec 2009
The main attraction that I have found with the Open Everything event is that it can be well organized by our self all we have to have is some good great friends those who will support us in the process. The next thing that we need would be a good internet connection with a great computer which would bring in more access to our life and in our projects. Many of the people that have supported the cause has been trying to get the events more and more better each and every time. For the success of the program a group of like minded people is the best asset.
Atlas America | yoga marketing | Wildblue | Indianapolis SEO | Landing Page Optimization
Posted 07:47, 24 Dec 2009
carries thousands of handbags and purses from top designers and famous labels
handbags
handbags shop
The Official online destination for all things handbags and purses. Read about current trends,
emerging brands – and find your new bag.
Handbags – Huge Selection of Handbags Purses
Shop Handbags with a price guarantee and top rated customer service. Choose from top name brand Handbags styles
handbags shop
cheap handbags
fashion handbags
Hundreds of links of london jewellery in stock,Complete links of london jewellery collection,including links of london necklaces,links of london bracelets,earrings.
links of london
links london
links london charms

Posted 07:57, 27 Dec 2009
Get your arms around cricut gypsy. Cricut gypsy is strongly advised. I’ll bet that you didn’t realize that you have a gather about cricut gypsy.

I am very far from thinking that about cricut gypsy. I’ll have to give them credit and also I’m in a partnership with them. It’s not going to happen overnight. Well, this is 100% wrong. That would be greatly satisfying if it’s overshadowed by the amount of cricut you get by word of mouth. Cricut gypsy is best made with arts and crafts. Did you read that. I’m sitting in the lap of luxury. This will save you a lot of time and aggravation. I’m looking to make a fortune overnight. Cricut gypsy can help you beat the recession.

Posted 21:42, 29 Dec 2009
In organizing an event you must manage time properly. giay dan tuong | sim so dep | how to build a solar panel | quang cao google
Posted 07:24, 16 Jan 2010
Fashion changes with time. giay dan tuong | sim so dep | how to build a solar panel | quang cao google
Posted 18:25, 16 Jan 2010
Planning an event is to hard to do. I think these tips are so good and are good to use.
orlando family dentist
Posted 20:14, 9 Apr 2010
he main attraction that I have found with the Open Everything event is that it can be well organized by our self all we have to have is some good great friends those who will support us in the process. The next thing that we need would be a good internet connection with a great computer which would bring. Phone
Grow taller
Internet Hosting
Electronic Cigarette
Posted 15:54, 12 May 2010
For most of us, the squat toilet is nothing more than a staple of horror stories about old-fashioned French service stations or the exploits of adventurous backpackers in far-flung parts of India. international accreditation | online education accreditation

Posted 10:00, 17 Jul 2010
This is the great story from the forward end, linux+ | ceh | chfi | ccna

Posted 12:51, 1 Oct 2010
Viewing 15 of 18 comments: view all
You must login to post a comment.