TLDR@ OPEN is the main Platform Cooperative conference. I’ve been invited to deliver a presentation about the Aragon Cooperative DAO, as one of a ‘handful of new, distributed, cooperative, technical and social projects, through a selection of lightning talks. After that attendees will be guided to co-design the event by proposing, refining and voting on the content for the rest of the two days’ sessions’ – building on those initial lightening talks.
’What you plan to do with the funds’
180DAI (£140) Ticket to Present and Attend OPEN:2019 Conference
150DAI (£115.30) super off-peak return. Travel to London via train (approx 500 miles round trip)
190DAI (£150) Accommodation Budget (Two (2) nights in cheap Bed & Breakfast/Pension type room lodgings [in Central London])
600DAI = 2 x AGP-40 Agreed CoopDAO Human Working Day Rate
= 1232 DAI IN TOTAL
what the specific deliverables are
Giving a presentation (lightening talk) about the Aragon Cooperative DAO.
Promoting, exploring and educating knowledgeable Cooperative practitioners from around the globe about the work we are doing both in the Coop and across the Aragon Network as a whole.
Shilling Aragon and the ‘Year of the DAO’ lf.
Taking part in various potential Media opportunities (last year this event garnered significant cross-media attention)
Mucho Networking (workin’ the room baby:)
when you plan to deliver them
Leaving home midday Wed 26th June - midnight Fri 28th June
(as I’m sure many are aware, conferences are just ‘on’).
Huge HT to @light who flagged this Event up yesterday.
I emailed them a brief proposal and was offered a place on the Lightening Talk list in minutes.
Last years’ OPEN:2018 was a key event for digital cooperativism, with many ‘big players’ in the field attending.
This years event is exploring an interesting structure:
" The OPEN 2019 Community Gathering is an open space event designed to strengthen the network of communities and organisations that are working on building a collaborative, regenerative economy.
In previous years, we’ve promoted platform co-ops in a traditional conference format. This year we’re doing things differently and will be exploring opportunities to increase decentralised collaboration in a completely open space format. We’re proud to be working on collaboration with Phoebe Tickell and Nati Lombardo from Enspiral, to convene and facilitate the event."
Ideally it would be good to have a verdict soon so I can book tickets at their 1 month prior (26th May) cheaper deals (trains & accommodation) but obviously understand if that’s not possible.
I’m guessing that they’ll hold onto a ticket for me (will check) but there’s only 150 of those.
Happy to discuss in more detail below…