Thursday, 14 June 2012

Coming soon: the Creative Commons Regional Meeting

In case you've missed it, Africa's first Creative Commons regional meeting in Africa is coming up at the end of this month in Entebbe, Uganda.  According to the organisation's wiki page, the event looks like this:

CC Africa Regional Meeting 2012

Creative Common's first regional meeting to be held in Africa will be held on 27-28 June 2012 in Entebbe, Uganda, on the shores of Lake Victoria.
The meeting is hosted by CC Ugandan affiliates, the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and the National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU).
It aims to bring together CC's community in African as well as partners from a wide range of organisations interested in open access, collaborative OER and digital learning projects in Africa. Attendees will include representatives of:
  • Africa’s open community, including Creative Commons, open education, and free and open source software;
  • the government and public sector, including regulators, teachers and librarians;
  • the private sector, including technology companies (eg Google Africa) and lawyers;
  • development organisations, NGOs and other non-profits, such as local digital media hubs;
  • International organisations, such as IGOs.

The purpose of the meeting will be to:
  • facilitate collaboration and interaction between these organisations;
  • encourage the further adoption of open standards, and in particular Creative Commons, across Africa; and
  • initiate at least one, if not more, collaborative, cross border project in the OER and digital media space.

The meeting will run for two days, with the first day focusing on telling the tale of open in Africa and planning around potential collaborative projects among participants, while the second day continues the collaborative planning process and serves as the Creative Commons Africa regional meeting.

Details

dates: 27-28 June 2012
location: Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Entebbe, Uganda
cost: free; travel and accommodation sponsorship may be available to selected guests (please see registration form)

Program

You can find a first draft of the program here. This is a general overview only - speakers on each topic will be announced closer to the meeting.

Registration

Registration for the meeting is free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please fill in this registration form. Sponsorship may be available for representatives of key interest groups - you may indicate your interest on the registration form.
If you have any questions regarding the Convening, please contact Primah Kwagala at kwagalap at gmail.com.

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