Oooops I did it again! (aka iSummit ’08 @ Sapporo)

July 20, 2008

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I guess I have a particular ability to get entangled in great events and, even though I’m on a sabbatical, I did it again… I guess that’s one of the problems of knowing a lot of cool and interesting people around the world! 🙂

After several World Business Forums, Pangea Day and barcamps, this time I’ll be in Sapporo, Japan, collaborating with the iCommons team that is organizing the iSummit ’08. This is one of the most interesting and stimulating real life meetings on global digital culture. I’ll be in charge of the live blogging and some other interesting stuff.

iSummit '08 - Sapporo

The programme ranges from keynotes to labs and local events.

These are some of the keynotes:

  • The Literacy Project: Encouraging Best-Practice Sharing in the Non-profit Community by Jessica Powell
  • Ready to Share: Fashion and the Commons by Johanna Blakley
  • Collaborative Creativity: How innovation together has stood the test of time by Rishab Ghosh
  • Status of the Commons by Joi Ito
  • The Future of Open Search by Jimmy Wales

The labs:

  • Open Education Policy and Practice in a New Century: Implementing What Works
  • Open Business
  • Local Context Global Commons: Open Publishing
  • DIY video
  • Frontiers of Openness in Japan
  • Research Workshop on Free Culture

This is a brief description taken from the official iSummit website:

The fourth global iSummit will be held in Sapporo, Japan from 29 July to 1 August, 2008. iCommons in association with Digital Garage, Creative Commons Japan and the City of Sapporo will bring together pioneers of the free Internet from over 60 countries around the world.

Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognised for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives – this year’s iSummit will be a ground-breaking event that showcases pioneering approaches to furthering digital culture around the world.

Join and follow the event on:

If you’re going to Sapporo, please drop a line and let’s meet there.

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