OKCon 2011

* **When?** 30th June & 1st July, 2011
* **Where?** Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany (see [map](http://bit.ly/kalkscheune))
* **Website:** [http://okcon.org/2011](http://okcon.org/2011)
* **Last Year:** [http://okfn.org/okcon/2010/after/](http://okfn.org/okcon/2010/after/)
* **Call for Participation:** [http://okcon.org/2011/cfp/](http://okcon.org/2011/cfp/)
* **Register:** You can sign up [here](http://okcon2011.eventbrite.com/)!
* **Hashtag:** #okcon2011

## Post event Documentation

* Documentation

## Introduction
OKCon is back! The 6th Annual Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) will take place on 30th June – 1st July 2011 in Berlin. OKCon is a wide-ranging conference that brings together individuals and organizations from across the open knowledge spectrum for two days of presentations, workshops and exchange of ideas.

Open knowledge promises significant social and economic benefits in a wide range of areas from governance to science, culture to technology. Opening up access to content and data can radically increase access and reuse, bridge gaps, improve transparency and thus foster innovation and increase societal welfare.

This is a time of great change. There is enormous growth among open knowledge projects and communities at all levels and in many countries. This gathering tide of open data and content is the creator and driver of massive technological change. How can we make this data available, how can we connect it together, how can we use it to collaborate and share our work? We will explore these issues, and more, at OKCon 2011 in Berlin.

## What kind of topics will be covered?
We welcome proposals on any aspect of creating, publishing or reusing content or data that is open in accordance with [http://opendefinition.org](http://opendefinition.org). Potential topic areas include, but aren’t limited to:

* Open Data Technology
* Open Science and Open Data in Academic Research
* Open Law, Society, and Democracy
* Open Culture, Education, and Commons Research

For more ideas, check out the full [Call for Participation](http://okcon.org/2011/cfp/)!

## How do I get involved?
There will be several ways that you can participate in the conference itself, including:

* presentation sessions
* lightening talks
* hands-on workshops
* open space
* exhibition spaces
* open design and fablab
* hackspace

Find out more about this OKCon 2011 formats here.

You can find out more about each of these formats in the full [Call for Participation](http://okcon.org/2011/cfp/). To make a proposal or register your interest in any of them, you can use our [online form](http://okcon.org/2011/submit/). The deadline is **May 9th**!

We’ve also got a dedicated mailing list for discussions around OKCon. If you’d like to join the discussion, sign up at

* http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okcon

You can also check out the [OKCon wiki](http://okcon.org/2011/), and if you’re interested in helping organise have a look at the [scratchpad for temporary notes](http://okcon.okfnpad.org/2011?).

## Who’s on the programme committee?
The programme committee for OKCon 2011 represent expertise from the wide range of academic research and practice OKCon topic areas will cover. To find out more, have a look at the [programme comittee page](http://okcon.org/2011/committee/).

## Can I support the event?
Yes please! We are still actively seeking sponsorship for lunches, coffee, travel and accommodation for international participants and so on. We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to support the event in other ways! If you think you might be interested, please contact okcon [at] okfn [dot] org to find out more about the opportunities available.

## Where do I get tickets?
You can buy tickets over at our [eventbrite page](http://okcon2011.eventbrite.com/), where you can also make a donation even if you can’t attend.

## How do I find out more?
Have a look around this site! If you have any further questions, get in touch with okcon [at] okfn [dot] org.

## All about OKCon 2011


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