super exciting day! open cities registration begins!!
Open Cities came out of observations and conversations about issues that affect many of us, slowly growing into a desire to think about the kinds of questions and possibilities around what ‘open’ means and what it enables. A big kudos to Mark Kuznicki, who first looped me into the conversation. The passionate people/participants/citizens organizing Open Cities hope to facilitate
“a weekend-long web of conversation and celebration that asks: how do we collaboratively add more open to the urban landscape we share? What happens when people working on open source, public space, open content, mash up art, and open business work together? How do we make Toronto a magnet for people playing with the open meme?”
Open Cities is premised around an unconference format – participant driven with sessions unscheduled til the day of. Open Cities aspires to be the first of many, locally and internationally. If you are interested in participating, the only caveat is that both feet must be in the conversation. As well, we expect spaces to fill up rather quickly so please go and sign up asap! And huge thanks to the Centre for Social Innovation and Fort York for their generous sponsorship! And some amazing preliminary press from BoingBoing (thx cory!) and BlogTO
Pass it along. Post it! Ping it! Pay it forward!
- 23 June 9am-6pm: Open Cities unconference, Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina
- 23 June 6pm-9pm: Open Cities BBQ, Fort York
- 24 June 12pm-7pm: PS Kensington/Open Cities Collaboration, Kensington Mkt
ps- i didn’t think i’d make it to Open Cities due to a scheduling conflict, but things have cleared up. :)