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Our apologies, but we had technical difficulties with the Day 1 feed. We will get the recording up as soon as possible.

To create societies where everyone has both access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives, we must build knowledge into the heart of all of our activities. This is a big task which requires not just a global shift in mindset, but also that we build the tools and communities to make such a society possible. We invite you to join us from 15-17 July in Berlin for OKFestival 2014 as we consider how to translate Open Minds to Open Action.

To inspire Open Minds, OKFestival 2014 will be a shared, immersive experience - you can learn, listen, brainstorm, make, hack, watch and explore. The festival aims to engage and inspire attendees, and in turn your active participation will shape the event and its outcomes. The festival is a place for learning and dialogue, and it is these conversations which will act as the catalysts that enable us to make progress together on the things we care about.

This year, these conversations will be based around three narrative streams; Knowledge, Tools and Society. Each encompasses a broad range of open topics that the community is passionate about, and by building a programme around these three streams, instead of by topic, OKFestival allows for greater collaboration between attendees and shared progress across the entire open movement.

This progress, from Open Minds to Open Action, goes beyond conversation. It means building solid partnerships, tools and projects which last beyond the festival. Let’s use this unique opportunity to bring together the open communities from around the world to map out the next steps of the open movement - defining solid goals which will be accomplished at the festival and beyond, co-creating a roadmap for the future. We hope you’ll add your voice and your enthusiasm to this exciting event!

News

  • Open Knowledge Festival - Day 3 Storify

    July 25, 2014

    At this year’s festival we were helped by a fantastic team of volunteers, some of whom contributed to sharing updates about the event on social media.

  • Open Knowledge Festival - Day 2 Storify

    July 25, 2014

    At this year’s festival we were helped by a fantastic team of volunteers, some of whom contributed to sharing updates about the event on social media.

  • Open Knowledge Festival - Day 1 Storify

    July 25, 2014

    At this year’s festival we were helped by a fantastic team of volunteers, some of whom contributed to sharing updates about the event on social media.

  • OKFestival: Day Two Highlights & Wrap Up

    July 24, 2014

    What a Week!

  • How Does Change Happen?

    July 21, 2014

    The following is a guest post by Chris Underwood, and originally appeared on makingallvoicescount.org

    “In Dar, the lights went on for me about what this programme was actually all about, and it was really exciting”! 

    So said Chantal Matthew of the Centre for Municipal Research & Advice, an experienced local government hand seeking to make change by connecting young citizens with local governments to co-create initiatives to ensure government is genuinely responsive to their views, perceptions and priorities.