We’re pleased to announce that the main speakers for Open Everything London (on next Thursday 6th November) have now been confirmed:

  • Glyn Moody
    • “… a technology writer. He is best known for his book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution (2001). It describes the evolution and significance of the free software and open source movements with many interviews of all the notable hackers.”
  • Charles Leadbeater
    • “… a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy and drawn on that experience in writing his latest book We-think: the power of mass creativity, which charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation from science and open source software, to computer games and political campaigning.”
  • Rufus Pollock
    • Director at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and an economist at Cambridge University focusing on innovation and IP, with particular attention to open models of innovation.

The day will include speed geeks, lightning talks, discussions, open space for breakout sessions and lunch. Other speakers, presenters, facilitators and organisations who have confirmed include:

If you’d like to participate, be sure to book your place ASAP! Details are as follows:

From the website:

On 6 November 2008, London will host an Open Everything event, a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of ‘open’. The conversation will cover, well, everything. Qualifier: the ‘thing’ in question is built using openness, participation and self-organisation. There are people coming to talk about open technology, media, education, workplace design, philanthropy, public policy and even politics. These people want to tell you what they’re doing and find out what you’re up to. And they’d like to have lunch with you.

If you’re interested in ‘open’, it’d be great to see you there!

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.