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OGDCamp, OKCon and the Open Knowledge Festival 2012 in Helsinki

via Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke@okfn.org:

You may have noticed from the buzz on the Web that the OKFN shared quite an announcement this morning. On September 17-22 this year, global communities will be descending on the shores of Helsinki for a week-long celebration called the Open Knowledge Festival – and you’re the first to be invited!

For this festival – the first of its kind in the world – we are bringing Open Government Data Camp (OGDCamp) and Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) to the same place to provide new opportunities for collaboration. We’ll start the week by supporting practitioners working in the fields of open government and municipal data, and end it by exploring the diversity of open knowledge initiatives from a global perspective. The organising team, a talented gathering of Finns and leaders from around the world, are already hard at work planning a busy week of seminars, workshops, lectures, hackathons, keynotes, coding jams and interactive media sessions that will bring together participants from a wide variety of backgrounds in new ways. 

Most importantly, we want your ideas to be highlighted at OKFest. We are currently looking for proposals regarding sessions, satellite events, research streams, hackathons, lecture topics and other forms of collaboration. Have a great project or idea that you want to share with the global community? This is the place to do it. Join our public discussion list and say hello here and start finding collaborators on Twitter using the hashtag #okfest.

We look foward to seeing you in Helsinki, Finland this September for a week of new friends, open knowledge and global inspiration with a Nordic twist!

For details about OKFest, see our blog post here. And apologies for any cross-posts - we're quite excited today!

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