Calls for Proposals
The 2012 theme of OKFestival is Open Knowledge in Action. We will focus on the value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of organisations that benefit from and participate in sharing, and the impact that open knowledge can have in our societies. What kinds of new professions, ideas and community initiatives can emerge within our governments, markets, networks and neighbourhoods as a result of these engagements?
The exploration of this theme will not only be visible in the festival’s content, but also in its implementation as the first global event of its kind. At OKFestival, we will experiment with new forms of collaboration, new workshop formats and new forms of participation. We’ll bring together civil society representatives, programmers, data wranglers, designers, students, members of government and local communities for a week of building new things and sharing great ideas.
OKFestival will take place between 17-22 September 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. Look below for application deadlines.
Proposal Details and Deadlines
At OKFestival 2012, we have welcomed proposals for 1) Topic Streams and 2) Individual Presentations/Events. For more information about what these categories have entailed, see the OKFestival FAQ Page.
We have two submission rounds this Spring based on OKFestival’s Guest Programme Planning teams and the capacity of our venue at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. During the first submission round, the guiding Topic Streams and Guest Programme Planners of 2012 emerged. During the second submission round, we hope to further enrich each of these focus areas while accepting new community proposals.
We suggest applying as soon as possible in order to ensure adequate venue space, support and funding for your sessions.
Submission Form: Second Round
Submission Deadline: June 1st. [APPLICATION FORM HERE]
1. Open Democracy and Citizen Movements
2. Open Government Data
3. Open Cities (including Open Transport Data)
4. Open Design, Hardware, Manufacturing & Making
5. Open Cultural Heritage
6. Open Development
7. Open Research and Education
8. Open Geodata
9. Open Source Software
10. Data Journalism and Data Visualization
11. Gender / Diversity in Openness
12. Open Business and Corporate Data
13. Open Knowledge and Sustainability
14. Something else related to Open Knowledge?
Open Data in Business: Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: June 1st. [APPLICATION DETAILS HERE.]
Submissions are sought on (but not limited to) these topics:
1. Open data and open content business models
2. Open data applications
3. Open data in industry (for example, media, traffic)
4. Open source in open data applications
5. Open knowledge and culture
6. Use of linked open data
Submission Form: First Round
Submission Deadline: April 20th. [CLOSED]
Questions and Discussion
If you would like to engage with other collaborators, talk about the programme or get feedback and ideas, you can join the public OKfest discussion list here. To learn more about each Topic Stream or to contact its Guest Programme Planning representatives, browse the public OKFestival Planning Wiki here.
You are also welcome to email the Core Organising Committee at info (at) okfestival.org if you need any help with your submissions or clarification on any part of this process.