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Saturday, April 14 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
The Big Open: Working Together to Create a More Inclusive Open Internet Movement. A Workshop Hosted by Wikimedia, Mozilla & CC

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The Open Movement has strong players like Wikimedia, Creative Commons, and Mozilla. We share a similar mindset, attend the same events and advocate for an “open by default” world. In 2017, we started a conversation around three questions: How do we make the open internet revolution irresistible? How do we build the community of the open? And how, as activists of the free and open web, do we talk to non-technologists about our world?

We’d like to continue this discussion at CC Summit – with you! This workshop brings the conversation about the Big Open from the main stage to all the participants.
We'll be grateful for filling out a short form that will let us better understand the interests of participants in our session: http://bit.ly/bigopen2018.

We will work in small groups to answer following questions:

How did the open movement invite you in? Did (do) you find the open/commons movement an open and welcoming space, or not? What might we learn from our own experiences joining and staying in the movement, which might help us build for the future?
What other movements do we want to collaborate with, and how can we make our movement more open/welcoming? Is the open/commons movement currently collaborating with other movements (and which ones)? What are good examples of interdisciplinary, cross-movement collaboration?   

What language and stories have gotten you interested/involved in movements and issues in the past? What kind of language/stories might we use to make the open/commons movement more welcoming & inclusive? What have we seen work?  

Who do we mean when we say we want to invite ‘non technologists’ in?  What connections to those people’s lives and experiences can we identify?  
What are the specific diversity and inclusion challenges for the Big Open movement? Where do we see the most urgent gaps in/needs for diversity? Why? How might we start to address these gaps?  

How might we connect the open/commons movement to political issues or moments in our countries? What and where are the opportunities and challenges with this? What have we seen work?

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Sam Burton

Director, Insights, Mozilla Foundation
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Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and has lived and worked around the world leading the introduction of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development... Read More →
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Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
"Pick big fights with your enemies, not small fights with your friends." Copyright, CC licenses, open government, data, education, and open access. Public domain, policy. Espresso. Bicycles.
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Jens Ohlig

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Mark Surman

Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla
The Mozilla Foundation works for keeping the Internet a global public resource that remains open and accessible to all. The foundations supports groups working for key internet issues, conducts advocacy and research.

Saturday April 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Kensington Ballroom "B" 2nd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON