[Thamesvalley-pm] Fwd: OpenTech - you have registered a place
charlie at newint.org
Thu Apr 27 05:04:19 PDT 2017
I'm planning on going too -- see you there!
On 27/04/17 12:27, Oliver Gorwits wrote:
> This is the event I mentioned the other evening. Schedule link below.
> They are about half booked.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: OpenTech - you have registered a place
> Date: 2017-04-27 12:06
> From: Sam Smith <s at msmith.net>
> To: OpenTech <opentech at opentech.org.uk>
> Hey all,
> You have already booked your place at OpenTech. Since word of mouth
> these days seems to mean posting to twitter, which works less well than
> mailing lists used to, here’s an email to send to your friends :) .
> (if you’ve already had this email, sorry).
> The OpenTech provisionally final schedule is now up -
> http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule  - it’s never actually
> final until people start talking, but hopefully it won’t change too
> much (we hope).
> Thanks to our lovely sponsors, The Indigo Trust, we have free entry for
> students, those working in not-for-profit organisations, public sector,
> or otherwise on low incomes (which covers the previous two categories
> too). If you think this covers you, it probably does - just have
> relevant ID at the door and we’ll waive the entry fee.
> We’re over half full, so if you’ve not booked your place yet, you
> should probably do so now (and remind your friend who’s probably
> forgotten). http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration 
> Announcement follows.
> See you in not-very-long-at-all,
> Sam and David
> WHAT’S HAPPENING AT OPENTECH 2017
> With a month until OpenTech 2017, we’re really excited by this
> year’s schedule. As you’ll see it’s a fantastic, diverse line up
> of talks by a whole range of people working on issues and projects that
> really matter, after a year of democracy doing things that it wasn’t
> necessarily expected to do. Go take a look at:
> http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule .
> Highlights include:
> We survived 2016, what about 2017?
> Standards for Private Browsing
> This is for .everyone
> post-FUBAR: what’s next?
> Privacy: 23 million children
> DIY ISP
> MicroPython, micro:bit and a Million Children
> Design thinking - build it faster
> What can deep learning reveal about beautiful places?
> Mapping Land Ownership
> Periods: a provocation
> Open Organs - Post-biological Organ Trade
> The future: Hope, Scale, or Change?
> All this and much, much more.
> Tickets are £5 on the door, but to make sure you get in on the day, you
> can pre-register here:http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/ 
> We're already about half booked and tickets are selling fast, so don’t
> miss out. And don’t forget to remind your friends - OpenTech is as
> much about the people attending, as the speakers.
> For those who’ve not been before... OpenTech is an informal, low cost
> (thanks to The Indigo Trust  for sponsoring), one-day conference on
> slightly different approaches to technology, problems and democracy. You
> are guaranteed a day of thoughtful, thought-provoking talks leading to
> lively conversations with friends. Besides the sessions, there’ll be
> plenty of time to talk in the bar which will be open until 10pm.
> Switch off, sit back and enjoy the show
> As ever, while there is technically some wifi in the building, as soon
> as we all show up, there will no longer be any working wifi in the
> building. So listen to the speakers (or your mates in the bar) rather
> than compulsively refreshing twitter errors, wondering if you should
> have gone to a different session based on the tweets sent over 4G.
> Thanks to sponsorship from The Indigo Trust, those who are students or
> who work for not for profit organisations get free entry. OpenTech takes
> place at our usual location - the (formerly known as) University of
> London Union on Malet St (now known as Student Central). For entry to
> their building, house rules apply .
> If you would like to help make the day as successful as previous
> OpenTechs, we're also looking for a few more volunteers to help out,
> email opentech at opentech.org.uk
> Oh, and did we mention? You can pre-register your tickets here:
> http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration 
>  http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule
>  http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration
>  http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/
>  https://indigotrust.org.uk/
>  http://opentech.org.uk/2017/location/
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