This is the storyof the worlds first openknowledge festival, aninternational team andexperimental new ideas.
Our names areKat, Juha, Petri, Massimo,Jussi and Antti. Together, weare the Core Organising Team.
We live and workaround the world,from the Open Knowledge Foundation in London to the AaltoMedia Factory in Helsinki to the Finnish Institute in London toForum Virium, EIT ICT Labs and Otavan Opisto in Helsinki.
And with a diverseglobal teamwe are planning the worldsfirst-ever Open KnowledgeFestival in Helsinki this Sept.
To define openness, We use the Open Definition: “A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it without legal or technological restrictions.”Source: http://opendefinition.org
The Open Knowledge Foundation isa network that fosters tools, projects and communitiesthat promote this kind of collaborative openness.Source: http://okfn.org
And every year, the Open KnowledgeFoundation has held 2 annual events:Open Knowledge Conference &Open Government Data Camp.Source: http://ogdcamp.org and http://okcon.org
#OKFest 2012 will combine these events for a week-long celebration in Helsinki.Source: http://okfestival.org
For this festival, the first of itskind, we decided to exploreexperimental new methods.Source: http://okfestival.org
With a focus on open knowledge in action, we offered festival-goers themselves the chance to plan over 2/3 of the week together as Guest Programme Planners...Source: http://okfestival.org
The first submission round allowed us to determine the festivals 13 key Topic Streams, from open democracy to development to sustainability software.Source: http://okfestival.org
But we still want more. More submissions from local communities around the globe. Leadership on emergent topics.Source: http://okfestival.org
Most of all, we want to see your passions come to life! We encourage strange and crazy ideas for innovation... join us!Source: http://okfestival.org