OpenTech 2009

The call is going well so far, but there are up to 60 slots in total, and so there’s plenty of space available.

Open Tech 2009 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on
slightly different approaches to technology, democracy and community.
Thanks to 4IP for sponsoring what promises to be a day of thoughtful
talks and conversations with friends.

*What do we need?*
– Proposals from people who want to give a presentation, run a panel,
organise a tutorial, or run a demo of something new and interesting
on something that they think matters or getting people to help.

– Publicity – please blog this announcement, write a newspaper article,
forward to mailing lists, and tell your friends!

What topics do we hope to cover?
– Mashups, open data and security
– Disaster politics and technology
– Future of media distribution
– Community engagement
– Democracy 2.0
– Highlights, lowlights and lessons learnt
– Long term thinking on big problems and massive opportunities
– Tutorials & Workshops – share what you know

– If you’ve got an interesting proposal that doesn’t fit into any of
the categories above, please send it in anyway!

What have we already got talks or sessions about?
– ID, surveillance and data-sharing
– mySociety
– international disaster management technologies

We’re still looking for more talks on all our topics,
so if you want to offer something, we’re waiting to
hear your ideas.

*How do I submit a proposal?*
– Online form via
– Deadline for submissions is midnight on Saturday 1st May 2009

*Can I buy or reserve a ticket to the event?*

– Register at
and we’ll email you nearer the time with more information

*Any other questions?*

Read the Submission page or email

More information at

Feb 2009
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