This show is over (for now)!
On September 15, 2008
Singapore hosted Open Everything, a 1/2 day conversation about the art, science and spirit of ‘open’.
The conversation will cover, well, everything. Qualifier: the ‘thing’ in question is built using openness, participation and self-organization. There are people coming to talk about open technology, media, education, GCSE coursework, worplace design, philanthropy, public policy and even politics. These people want to tell you what their doing and find out what you’re up to. And they’d like to have supper with you. That’s why they’re coming to Open Everything. For a little more on what we mean and why it matters, check the proceedings from Open Everything events in Toronto and Cape Town.
When and where?
What will we talk about?
Open Everything is a tasty cocktail of an event: inspirational talks (about 5 in one hour) and unconferency conversations all mixed up together. Specifics for Singapore:
2:30pm – Open Everything Keynote, Mark Surman, Shuttleworth Foundation. A quick tour of what’s happening in open source, open content and beyond. You see a similar talk from Cape Town here if you want a preview.
3:00pm – Speedgeeks. Five high speed presentations on open, participatory projects taking place in Singapore and around the world. Presentations include:
- Joeri Gianotten talks about Ammado, a platform provided to create an online community in support of social causes
- Lee Poh Wah talks about the Lien Foundation version of open philanthropy
- Ivan Chew talks about Gahmen Bloggers, where civil servants apply their passion for social media into a more personable and better public service for citizens
- Gary Kwong introduces Mozilla’s global open source community
- Anil Samtani and Giorgios Cheliotis talk about the Creative Commons Singapore license and the global open content movement in general
- Andrew Lowenthall from EngageMedia talks about Open for Ngos
4:00pm – Break
4:30pm – Under the Hood: Tacit Tools: HomeMade Knowledge Management – Richard Fuchs, IDRC. Interview by Willie Cheng, Lien Centre and Paolina Martin, SMU.
5:30pm – Closing reflections on ‘Mapping Open’ by Mark Surman
6:00pm – Informal conversations and refreshments
6:30pm – End
Through this event we hope to ….
- Facilitate inter-disciplinary conversation (because great things happen at the intersection!)
- Feature practitioners who have thrived on this idea of "open"
- Provide a platform for participants to explore areas where they think ‘open’ can help in their social cause-related work
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