Please join us on October 30th for Open Everything: Ann Arbor. We are one of several locations hosting this worldwide event, during which participants take part in a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of ‘open’. Open Everything gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, government, media, philanthropy, architecture, food systems, workplaces and the society we live in. It’s about thinking, doing, and being open.
Hosted by the Open.Michigan Initiative, Ann Arbor’s event will provide an evening of discussions around the ways that openness, collaboration, and participation are unfolding in our area and relate to the businesses, organizations, and networks we are a part of. Representatives from the Creative Commons, University of Michigan Copyright Office, Scholarly Publishing Office, a2Geeks and other local activists and entrepreneurs will be among the many individuals helping to launch this event. It’s an opportunity to connect with people who value openness—a chance to collaborate with the people involved in or creating projects and initiatives that are charting the trajectory of open here in Ann Arbor and beyond.
If you value transparency, openness, access to information, strong communities, and sharing and have project ideas or other examples of where this ‘open’ ethos exists in our community, we look forward seeing you here!
Date: Friday, October 30th, 2009
Time: 5:30 – 9:00pm (registration and casual conversation begins at 4:30pm)
Location: U-M East Hall – 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. (3rd floor terrace of Psychology Dept.)
Refreshments: Light refreshments and cold drinks available throughout the evening.
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