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  • 1. The world’s most dynamic event on global digital culture comes to Japan 29 July - 1 August, 2008
  • 2. Once a year, people from around the world come together to talk about a free culture for all on the Internet
  • 3. Artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, philosophers, lawyers, activists, technologists, educators and free-thinkers from all continents
  • 4. And in this mountain of difference, there is one ideal that we share:
  • 5. A free digital culture
  • 6. A digital culture Where creativity is compensated
  • 7. A digital culture That continues the free sharing of knowledge and creativity that built the first Internet
  • 8. A digital culture That allows us to see the possibilities before our eyes
  • 9. A digital culture That makes it possible for us to do what we were born to do
  • 10. CREATE
  • 11. Without traditional controls that hamper the new potential of digital creativity
  • 12. The iSummit is a celebration of that creativity and the power of the internet to enable human development and global cultural exchange
  • 13. It is an annual exploration of the emerging opportunities for co-ownership, co-creation and widespread distribution and sharing of knowledge, ideas and creativity in the digital age.
  • 14. In 2005, the iSummit was born at the Berkman Center, Harvard University: birthplace of Creative Commons and of new ideals of Net politics and culture Pic by creative commons on Flickr, CC BY
  • 15. In 2006, the iSummit moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: a country breaking new ground in the development of digital cultural production as a sustainable community resource. Pic by Fred Benenson on Flickr, CC BY SA
  • 16. In 2007, the iSummit was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia - a city that has redefined freedom and independence throughout history Pic by Fred Benenson on Flickr, CC BY SA
  • 17. This year, the iSummit comes to Sapporo City, Japan - the Ideas City - host to the International Short Film Festival, and quickly becoming recognised as a hub for creativity and technology.
  • 18. iSummit 2008 promises to the be the most innovative iSummit yet - drawing from the expertise of independent creative communities from around the world to produce four days of exploration, debate and a celebration of the opportunities presented by the digital revolution Kevin Driscoll & Jaroslaw Lipszyc by mecredis: Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Blog TV by MildlyDiverting: BTY-NC-SA 2.0
  • 19. keynotesKeynotes from the world’s leading thinkers in commons-based intellectual property management and the cultural commons
  • 20. Joi Ito On digital innovation Joichi Ito by Gyllene Skor CC BY-NC 2125923551/
  • 21. David Wiley A celebration of 10 years of open content from the originator of the first open content license David Wiley on Flickr by unumediastudio CC BY-NC-SA
  • 22. Erin McKean on language as the ultimate commons Erin McKean at TED on Flick by Neil Hunt
  • 23. Fireside chat with Jimmy Wales Pic on Flickr by Chrys CC BY-NC-SA
  • 24. Rishab Gosh How people and companies are able to innovate together
  • 25. Workshops Led by a diverse group of facilitators, curators and workshop leaders, the iSummit seeks to be a truly global initiative - drawing on the practice of peer production in a variety of cultural and economic contexts Pic on Flickr by hfordsa BB VY SA
  • 26. a community at the cutting edge of new ways to learn and open education share in the Information Age How people and companies are able to innovate together Open Education reportback by creativecommoners: Attribution 2.0 by mecredis: Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
  • 27. emerging business models, case studies and analysis of the economic, political and social implications of free open research culture Cory Doctorow by mecredis: Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic by mecredis: Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
  • 28. Regional showcases of new approaches to digital distribution and ownership from every continent from Google Literacy Project
  • 29. Labs An opportunity to connect people to projects and ideas in a creative, stimulating and experimental environment Fred Benenson at iSummit 08 Planning Workshop by iPhilipp on Flickr CC BY
  • 30. Exhibitions and installations Global Lives installation at MTAA
  • 31. The iSummit Academy The iCommons Academy where students of Free Culture can learn from the world’s greatest professors in intellectual property and digital distribution. Pics by Joi Ito, iSummit07 on Flickr CC BY
  • 32. Second Life A parallel virtual iSummit in Second Life Keynote Session 1 by uscpublicdiplomacy: Attribution-NoDerivatives 2.0
  • 33. Evening events A jam-packed social programme that explores the old and the new of Japanese innovation and culture samba night at icommons summit 06 by Fred Benenson on Flickr CC BY-SA
  • 34. A collaborative effort More than just an event, the iSummit is a dynamic exercise in global collaboration, with partners in Sapporo, Tokyo and throughout the world working together to create long term solutions for our digital creative future
  • 35. The annual iSummit is the highlight for those who are contributing to the digital pool of reusable culture, knowledge and creativity that will empower new nations for those who are exploring new opportunities for digital innovation for those who are seeking to change the world, not dominate it
  • 36. Will this be a time in history when we enhance our creative footprint and reach our potential together? Pic by andy on Flickr CC BY SA
  • 37. Will you be a part of that change? Submit proposals for participation, sponsorship and friendship on 29 July - 1 August, 2008