This weekend sees the latest in the programme of fringe events leading up to Wikimania. The Free Culture Weekend takes place at The Barbican Centre, London.
The two-day event is open to all, but is especially suited to those who are digital artists and media creators, inventors and licensors, curators and archivists, lawyers and librarians, journalists and publishers, and anyone else interested in free culture and intellectual property.
The aim of the event is to gain greater understanding of open culture projects, to build closer ties between organisations and people interested in all aspects of open culture and to plan for future collaboration.
Day one, Saturday, is open for attendees to deliver talks about their open culture activities and how they relate to other open projects, ranging from 5 minutes to 20-30 minutes. Lightning talks can be held in reserve for unforeseen gaps in the programme.
Day two, Sunday, will have a focus on building and making digital tools, planning future projects, a session on funding applications and a “wikijam”.
Both of these events are free but please do register in advance. You can find more details here and registration is here.