FAQs

New to the Open Knowledge Festival or the Open movement or just wondering what this year’s event will involve? Check out the FAQs below.

If you still can’t find the information you need, drop us an email at info@okfestival.org.

When is OKFestival 2014 taking place?

This year’s festival is taking place July 15-17 in Berlin. Our festival will start with a Tuesday evening opening event,  6pm – 8.30pm, and on both Wednesday and Thursday the festival will open for registration at 8.30am and programmed events will run throughout the day until 7pm. Fringe Events are likely to take place in Berlin and other places in the days before and after the festival, and also on festival evenings after the programmed content.

What other events has the Open Knowledge Foundation organised in the past?

The Open Knowledge Foundation has run a multitude of events since 2005 from festivals and data expeditions to camps, hackathons, training workshops, book sprints, meetups, and hangouts, both in person and online. Participants have included activists, hackers, researchers, policy makers and openness enthusiasts from all around the world.

Events have a significant role for the Open Knowledge Foundation. They focus attention, gather audiences around specific topics and represent both the public face of the organization and its multiple projects. They’re a great opportunity to help data enthusiasts meet face to face in order to support working and learning together.

More at okfn.org/events and on the OKCon 2013  and OKFestival 2012 websites.

What does the ticket price include?

We’ve worked hard to keep the price of the tickets as low as possible. The price includes admission to the opening evening event and both full days of the festival. There will be coffee and soft drinks available during the festival as well as wifi throughout the venue. We are also offering financial aid to those who need it – more information coming soon.

You will need to buy your own food at the event, but there are lots of competitively priced options within the venue.

Will there be other events in Berlin around OKFestival?

Yes! There will be fringe events taking place either side of the main festival. Check out our Fringe Events section for more information.

Is there any financial aid available to attend OKFestival?

It’s important to us that anyone who wants to attend OKFestival is able to participate. To help with travel and accomodation costs, we’re putting together a financial aid programme. Find information on that here in our Financial Aid section.

How do I find out more about sponsoring OKFestival?

If you’re interested in supporting OKFestival, please have a look at our sponsor section and contact us at sponsorship@okfestival.org. There are a range of different ways in which your organisation can contribute.

How can I keep up to date with news and conversations about OKFestival?

You can join in the conversations about OKFestival on Twitter and Facebook where the hashtag is #OKFest14.