Open Knowledge Conference & WMUK AGM

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  • Seddon
  • September 10, 2009

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Wikimedia UK and the Open Knowledge Foundation are partnering to run the 2010 Open Knowledge Conference, planned to be held next April. The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a not-for-profit organization aiming to promote open content and open data, founded in 2004. In conjunction with this event, Wikimedia UK will also be holding our AGM.

As part of this partnership, we are looking for volunteers who would be interested in the organisation of the conference. The two committees that have been formed to organise the conference so far are as follows:
  • Organising commitee – This committee will be responsible for organising the venue, materials, call for participation, seeking sponsors etc. No prior experience is need in conference organising, just the ability to have some good ideas and to work in a team.
  • Research track committee – This committee will be responsible for selecting research papers about “open knowledge” for the conference research track. Reasearch experience is recommended, although not required and it does not have to be in open knowledge.
You can be a member of more than one committee so if you are interested in helping out, please email conferences@wikimedia.org.uk. If your not a member of Wikimedia UK but would like to help out, please read http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Membership with regards to joining the chapter.

Joseph Seddon
Conference Director
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  1. I heard a radio show and purchased the book “Wikinomics – How mass collaboration changes everything” by Don Tapscott and Anthony D Williams – what an absolutely phenomenal idea and book, but is there someone out there who can simplify this into one simple website search system with a breakdown into categories and sub categories and a misc. To bring together like minded people to develop products and ideas for the sake of the product or idea without the confusion of monetary interests that blind most people, just the satisfaction of contributing.

    I have had product ideas that would benefit many but I have not had the ability to bring the idea to full fruition, Im sure there are many like me and shared ideas and abilities would create employment, products and develop science etc to benefit us all.

    I do hope Don Tapscott and Anthoy D Williams are at your next conference and I would love to sit in.

    Wishing you every success

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