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The first ever conference of the Open Sustainability Network!
This is a BarCamp style conference about free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty. It is open to all those interested in these issues.
OSNCamp 2008 Proceedings (ie. notes from OSNCamp)
- October 18-19, 2008
- 9am-4pm (tentative)
- San Francisco State University
- 1600 Holloway Ave
- San Francisco, CA, 94132
Saturday: Jack Adams hall, Cesar Chavez building
Sunday: Room HUM 115 in the nearby Humanities (HUM) Building. Follow the signs.
- The Facilities at facilities at San Francisco State University, with a main conference room seating 375 and several break out rooms.  from our Google Group showing where stuff is)
- Daytime schedule: 9am to 4pm at the SFSU facility. Various group meetings around San Francisco after hours.
Map of San Francisco State University.
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Who should come?
Everyone interested in exploring free content and knowledge sharing in sustainability, international development, appropriate technology and solutions to poverty. However, OSN is inclusive of all communities working online to improve the world, so our scope is broader than this.
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.
This conference is organized by a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to positive social change. Appropedia is only providing the forum through which we collaborate. 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.
Why a conference?
Bring a critical mass of like-minded people in close contact for many hours to make progress, identify key initiatives and challenges, and build new relationships to continue fostering positive change in support of Open Sustainability.
Please see our registration page if you plan to attend
Folks to invite
Please see the Invite page for both the draft invitation wording, and (growing) list of invitees with their status.
Open Sustainability Network arose from the desire of many like-minded people and organizations to find ways to collaborate on a shared desire for open solutions to foster sustainability. See the main article at Open Sustainability Network.
How: the format
- In summary: mainly or entirely "unconference" or "BarCamp" in style , i.e. ad hoc, anyone can run a session.
- Many sessions will be announced beforehand.
- Informal activities are planned for evenings.
If you want to present, or see who is presenting, go to Open Sustainability Network Conference 2008/presentations. You don't have to tell us before the day - or even before the hour, if there's a free slot - but we like it if you did.
Please register, to guarantee your place.
Sponsorship is very welcome! We are particularly looking for someone willing to cover the cost of lunch. Please contact one of the organizers, e.g. Curt, via his talk page.
Want to help? Great! Please see Open Sustainability Network Conference 2008/planning. Or Volunteer.