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iSummit’08 schedule posted

Mike Linksvayer, July 7th, 2008

The iSummit, an annual conference that originally grew around Creative Commons, but has grown beyond CC to encompass related movements, has announced its 2008 schedule.

As befitting a conference dedicated to global digital culture and hosted by Sapporo, Japan, the schedule is very diverse, including tracks on open education, open business, local/global collaboration, openness in Japan, and most exciting to me, a concurrent commons research workshop.

One of the keynotes I’m particularly looking forward to is Rebecca MacKinnon on Free Culture and Free Speech: Why strong and vibrant free culture communities are important for freedom of expression, one of my favorite topics.

The announcement also includes this about remote viewing and participation:

And for those who can’t make it to the event – we’ll be documenting the highlights so that you can participate ‘remotely’. We’ll have liveblogging, lists of resources on the wiki which you can add to, in-depth articles, a Flickr feed of photos from all attendees, the keynotes will be streamed and will be available on our Youtube channel and Dotsub collection and a daily podcast will be made available. There is so much to do it’ll be like you are in Sapporo along with us!

You can get a “friend” button like the one above.

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