opentech 2008 – the other good conference of the year

Opentech is a cool, grassroots eventand there is going to be a lot of cross over with geeKyoto, Interesting and this. They have just launched their call for participation.

Call for Participation – OpenTech 2008

Saturday 5 July 2008, London, UK

Presented by UKUUG in association with mySociety + Open Rights Group

*What is OpenTech 2008?*
A low-cost, one-day grassroots conference with a wide range of
sessions covering digital technology, society and
the environment

*What do we need?*
Proposals from people who want to give a
presentation, run a panel, organise a workshop, or
run a demo of something new and interesting

Publicity – please blog this announcement, write a
newspaper article, forward to mailing lists, and
tell your friends!

*What topics do we hope to cover?*
– Mashups, open data and security
– Future of media distribution
– Low-carbon and low-impact living
– New adventures in hardware hacking
– Politics 2.0
– Long term thinking on big problems and massive opportunities

– If you’ve got an interesting proposal that doesn’t fit into any of
the categories above, please send it in anyway!

*How do I submit a proposal?”
Please use the form on
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 30 March 2008

*Can I buy or reserve a ticket to the event?*
Register at
and we’ll email you nearer the time with more information

*Any other questions?*

If you have any other questions, or want to make us
an offer we can’t refuse, please visit for more
information and contact details of the event

OpenTech 2008 organisers (Ben Lamb, Etienne Pollard, Sam Smith)