OSNCamp is the gathering for all those interested in openness and knowledge sharing for a "just sustainability". It is also the first gathering of the Open Sustainability Network.
What's it about?
Thousands of organizations and millions of people are currently working to effectively tackle a set of profound global challenges through the creation, adoption and commercialization of sustainable approaches and clean technologies. Our efforts are fragmented. It is time to promote a culture of working together while maintaining our own special niches by leveraging shared and openly licensed solutions.
Join us for the first Open Sustainability Network unconference as we explore free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty.
Open Sustainability Network (more information)
October 18-19, 2008
8:30 am for a 9am start, to 4 pm (tentative)
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94132 US
Saturday: Jack Adams hall, Cesar Chavez building
Sunday: Room HUM 115 in the nearby Humanities (HUM) Building. Follow the signs.
See the map of SFSU campus, with locations highlighted.
Join our thriving international community of scholars, makers, thinkers, and world-shakers - the event is open to all with a willingness to contribute and a desire to work throughout the weekend to make change happen. Registration is free and travel scholarships may be available to those with financial need (depending on sponsorship).
In true unconference style, all attendees are expected to contribute to running the event in some way. For some people this means giving a presentation or running a tutorial. For others it means volunteering - podcasting the event, organizing carpools, donating food, or making sure the rooms are stocked with whiteboard markers. It all depends on your interests and abilities - there are many ways to lend a hand.
Please contact us if you wish to support specific "extras" for the event that won't happen without sponsorship:
- transport scholarships for participants coming from far away who might otherwise not be able to come.
- lunch, dinner, or tea and coffee (Fairtrade?)
When & Where
Open Sustainability Network
This event is organized by a coalition of organizations and individuals working to make the world a better place to live.