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Open Hardware Summit 2011 – Call for Submissions
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The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) invites submissions for the second annual
summit, to be held on*September 15, 2011* in New York City. The Open
Hardware Summit a href="http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/" target="_blank">http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/> is a venue to present,
discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines
open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design,
business, and law. We are seeking submissions for talks, breakout sessions,
and demos from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related
areas. Submissions are due *by June 24, 2011*. Notification of accepted
proposals will happen *by August 1st*.
Since the first Open Hardware Summit in 2010, we have seen the open hardware
movement continue to flourish. The Open-Source Hardware Definition was
announced a href="http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW" target="_blank">http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW>, the OSHW logo was selected by a
popular votea href="http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/2011/04/07/oshw-logo-selected/" target="_blank">http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/2011/04/07/oshw-logo-selected/>,
an open source oil spill cleaning robot got more than $33,000 in crowd
fundinga href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cesarminoru/protei-open-hardware-oil-spill-cleaning-sailing-ro" target="_blank">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cesarminoru/protei-open-hardwar...>,
Google adopted the open hardware movement’s biggest success story, Arduino,
as its platforma href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/05/google-picks-arduino-for-android-open-accessory-kit.html" target="_blank">http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/05/google-picks-arduino-for-a...>
our very own keynote speaker, Limor Fried, was featured on the front page of
Wired Magazine a href="http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2011/03/16/thank-you-makers/" target="_blank">http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2011/03/16/thank-you-makers/> –
to name a few. Needless to say, open hardware is getting BIG.
Topics of interest for the summit include, but are not limited to:
- Lessons learned from past projects
- Legal and intellectual property implications of open-source hardware
- Means of supporting collaboration and community interaction
- Distributed development and its relationship to physical goods
- Digital fabrication (e.g. laser cutters and 3D printers)
- Software design tools (CAD / CAM)
- DIY technology
- Ways to share information about hardware that’s not captured in source
- Business models
- Manufacturing on demand
- Competition and collaboration
- Sustainability of open hardware products (e.g. how to unmake things)
- Industrial design
- “open-washing” (green washing for open source)
- Open-hardware in the enterprise
- Specific product domains: e.g. science, agriculture, communications,
And any other topic you think relates to openness and hardware. We want to
hear all about it!
Types of submissions
You may submit proposals for one or more of the following formats:
- Expected duration for talks is between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on
the number and quality of submissions.
- We expect all talks to be plenary (i.e. presented to the entire summit
- Talk submissions primarily containing marketing for a product will not
be accepted. However, talks that share knowledge and insight derived from
work on commercial products are welcome.
- Depending on submissions, there may be an opportunity to organize
breakout sessions with smaller groups (5-40) to discuss a particular topic
- We expect breakout sessions to occur during a single time-slot of
approximately 1 to 2 hours.
- Breakout session submissions should include an overview of the content
and plan for the session.
- You are encouraged to co-author breakout session submissions with other
interested parties but sessions will be open to general summit attendees.
- This is a casual show and tell session that will take place during the
- You are encouraged to include pictures as part of your demo
- Please include all demo requirements: amount and type of space (e.g.
“one 3×3 foot table and one chair” or “a 5 × 5 section of wall with at least
10 feet in front of it”), power requirements (note: we cannot provide any
power adaptors). Please keep in mind this is an informal project demo, and
complex requirements/constraints (internet, light/sound conditions etc) will
be difficult to accommodate.
- It will be your responsibility to carry/assemble/set up/disassemble
your demo. We cannot provide any support for the receiving, storing, or
shipping of demos.
- Note: If submitting a project demo, Your project MUST be working by the
time of the summit.
- Submissions should be formatted as plain text of no more than 1,000
words in length and include ALLof the following:
- The type of submission (talk, breakout session, or demo)
- A title
- A bio of the speaker(s) (That’s you!)
- What you intend to talk about, the topic for your breakout session, or
a description of your demo
- An explanation the importance of your submission to the open-hardware
- A maximum of TWO photos that help explain your topic of submission
Submissions should be emailed to *proposals [AT] openhardwaresummit.org* with
the subject line “Open Hardware Summit submission” followed by the type of
submission in parentheses (e.g. “Open Hardware Summit submission (breakout
session)”). *Deadline is JUNE 24th, 2011 BY 11:59pm (EST)*. Accepted
submissions WILL BE PUBLISHED on the OHS website.
For more information
For more details about the Open Hardware Summit, see the website at
openhardwaresummit.org a href="http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/" target="_blank">http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/>Please direct
questions about submissions to the *Review Chair, David Mellis*, at
mellis [AT] media.mit.edu.
Please direct other questions about the summit to *General Chairs Alicia
Gibb and Ayah Bdeir* at
info [AT] openhardwaresummit.org
Thank you and we hope to see you in September!
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