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Sunday, April 15 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Joining Forces For Open

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This workshop will engage participants in mapping out one or more open initiatives (chosen from Heritage and Culture, Visual Arts Publishing & Music, Education and Learning, Medicine and Healthcare, Housing and Shelter, Food, Income and dignified work opportunities) that have a value proposition that requires multiple open orgs to join forces on to increase participation, impact and scale.


This workshop will use structural elements from the Human Project and Doughnut Economics to frame big picture future thinking around one or more specific projects multiple open orgs can join forces on to generate bigger impact and scale.

The Human Project and Doughnut Economics will be briefly described to participants as a frame and a way of thinking for the workshop.

Workshop participants will rank which open areas have the greatest multi-organization collaborative potential from the following:
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Visual Arts, Publishing, and Music
  • Education and Learning
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Housing and shelter
  • Food
  • Income and Dignified work opportunities

Depending on ranking participants will be divided by interest into 1-3 working groups.

Each working group will use the following questions from the Human Project as the frame for defining 1-3 major open initiatives best fulfilled through multiple open organziations joining forces. Framing questions are:
  • What is the challenge multiple open orgs can address that aren’t being addressed individually?
  • What’s at stake if multiple organizations don’t come together? Whats at stake if we succeed vs not doing it all?
  • What is the ultimate goal?
  • 2050 milestones?
  • How do we kick this into gear?
  • Who is already on the case? What resources are they making available? What resources are needed/missing?
  • What is one “What if .. ?” that tells the story of meeting this challenge?

Outputs will be used as the basis for one or more ongoing multi-org collaborative initiatives that will continue on after the Summit. Participants will be invited to shape outputs post-summit into tangible projects for presentation within open orgs to generate support and for which funding can be sought.

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Paul Stacey

Executive Director, Open Education Consortium
Paul is the new Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium (OEC). He joins OEC after five years as Associate Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons where he helped creators, faculty, students, librarians and the public generate a global public commons of knowledge... Read More →
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Max Mahmoud Wardeh

Founder, Open Knowledge Connective
Interested in finding ways to get people in different areas of open culture (education, software, hardware, media, archives) to collaborate and grow the movement.In the process of building the Open Knowledge Collaborative (www.okcollab.org) to help connect people with projects that... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
SoCo Ballroom "C" 3rd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON