This year’s Blandin Broadband Conference spotlights communities across Minnesota that are Cultivating a Culture of Use through ARRA broadband funding. Their goal is ambitious - to create technologically and economically vital rural communities, competing and thriving in the broadband economy, with sustainable broadband adoption, job growth and wealth creation.
We will hear from experts, researchers, students and folks in the field who are creating programs to help boost broadband use in their communities. We will also have time and space for attendees to ask questions and tell their stories, and follow up on the work of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Taskforce to answer the question, “Where are we now - one year later?”
This one-of-a-kind event will bring together thousands of people devoted to better media and a better democracy. Our purpose is to strategize, network, share skills, swap information and inspire one another during three days of workshops, panels, caucuses, keynote speeches, meetings and parties.
Join more than 800 leaders from across the nonprofit community for the dynamic, innovative 2010 Independent Sector Annual Conference. This year’s dynamic program conference will examine how people from organizations of all sizes and missions can collaborate to fulfill the conference theme, “Forging a Stronger Future Together.” It builds on the record-breaking success of last year’s event,
At the heart the conference will be the committed, diverse, and knowledgeable group of attendees. Their experience and expertise will power nearly two dozen breakout sessions and four plenaries, as well as the invaluable exchanges taking place before, between, and after the sessions. Innovative formats drawing on the energy and ideas of attendees will encourage participant contributions.
Amazing talks, workshops, screenings, special events and parties. Learn from the experts and rub elbows with the best creative minds in online video. Who knows, it could be the best experience of your life.
Innovation is unquestionably important to society. Intellectual property regimes seek to provide incentives for such innovation. Understanding the inter-working of intellectual property regimes and innovation may lead to conclusions that such regimes are not working well, or at all, in encouraging innovation. When such failures are perceived, active communities form to address the shortcomings. Many communities have formed around issues such as free speech vs copyright; the importance of fair use; alternative licensing regimes such as Creative Commons or free and open source software; patent protection of software and business methods; and patents vs downstream innovation of critical pharmaceuticals.
While these approaches have been exceedingly important in bringing about needed change, many successful groups have devised strategies that balance the extent to which activists work within existing innovation systems in order to achieve their goals, as they continue to explore the necessity of circumventing those systems. At the same time, the increased production of and focus on IP in all industries has catalyzed the emergence of IP obstacles in areas where IP has traditionally not been a consideration, thus creating new areas for activism. It’s time to reexamine our approaches to improving global welfare by identifying new and existing IP-related challenges to activism, developing strategies for overcoming IP obstacles, and delivering practical solutions to spur social, political, environmental, scientific, technological and legal change.
The Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School is proud to present Innovate / Activate, a two-day unconference, cosponsored by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where IP practitioners and activists will share their ideas and experiences in order to transform the landscape of activism.
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers, and others committed ti community radio. NFCB advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition, and resources on behalf of its membership, while providing services to empower and strengthen community broadcasters through the core values of localism, diversity, and public service.
WordCamp Philly 2010 is the first WordCamp to be held in the City of Brotherly Love. The event will take place on Saturday October 30, 2010 at Alter Hall, home of the Fox School of Business and Management, on Temple University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia. It’s a complete day, organized by the local community, of learning about, loving, and discussing the WordPress platform.
The Open Video Conference (OVC) is a multi-day summit of thought leaders in business, academia, art, and activism to explore the future of online video. The first Open Video Conference was host to over 800 guests, including 150 workshop leaders, panelists and speakers. Over 8,000 viewers tuned in from home to watch the live broadcast. The event earned coverage in WIRED, NewTeeVee, BBC News, Filmmaker Magazine, and The New Yorker.
OVC is a showcase for technical and creative innovation in online video. But the Open Video Conference transcends technical details and grapples with some larger questions:
With so much free stuff out there, how will creators get paid?
Do we need to change the rules of copyright?
Who decides what you watch?
Who knows what you watch?
Is online video a force for good? Or is there just too much weird stuff out there?
This year, OVC is bigger and better. Join us for two days of inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, parties film screenings, and much more. Whether you are an artist, a developer, an entrepreneur, a student, or just a citizen of the web, OVC will spark your imagination for what’s possible with open video.
In March of 2011, thousands of Drupal users, developers, designers, evaluators and businesspeople will descend on Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel and Towers for sessions, talks, code sprints, and more at DrupalCon Chicago. Whether you’re already using Drupal or considering it for your company or organization, you won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind event.
More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities to create social change. Now, more than ever, our stakeholders are able to connect, share, and act on our behalf from around the globe or around the corner.
This year’s NTC will feature 80+ stellar breakout sessions divided into Leadership, Communications/Marketing, IT Staff, Fundraising and Program Tracks.
The NTC is all about connecting and learning so that you can transform technology into social change in your work and communities.