Saturday 13 April
11.00am – 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
Headline speaker: John Buckman
The event is packed with exciting speakers, panel debates and workshops. We have John Buckman, chair of the inspiring Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and founder of the record label Magnatune giving the keynote speech.
There will be further talks on copyright, data protection, Section 127 and the Communications Data Bill.
We are also offering an “unconference track” with room for any attendees, pannel guests or ORG staff to pop up a talk or debate on something you care about. This is your conference!
We'll be focusing this conference on our current key campaigns, and supporting the local groups in Manchester, Sheffield and the North East. If you haven't joined one of your local groups yet, now is the time to meet them and get involved.
There are free tickets available for volunteers - just get in touch if you would like to help on the day: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I register?
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Who will be speaking?
See the Speakers page for details of all our exciting panelists and our keynote speaker.
What's the plan for the day?
ORGCon North 2013 Programme:
|Time||Event||Main Hall||Room 1||Room 2||Room 3|
|11.00||Introduction||Welcome talk by Jim Killock|
|11.15||Keynote||Keynote John Buckman: "Britain, under the thumb of…"
|12.10 – 1.00||Issue Sessions 1||Will copyright eat the Internet?
-Peter Bradwell, ORG;
-Robin Gower, Open Data Manchester;
-Francis Davey, solo practitioner;
-Loz Kaye, leader of Pirate Party UK;
-Jez Collins, Birmingham City University
Data Protection regulation: Citizen empowerment or red tape nightmare?
|1.00 – 1.50||Lunch|
|1.50 – 2.40||Issue Sessions 2||
The Snoopers' Charter: Can we stop it?
Section 127: Do we have a right to be offensive?
|2.40 – 3.00||Break|
|3.10 – 3.30||Unconference sort out||Unconference sort out|
|3.30 – 4.00||Unconference sessions 1||Unconference session||Unconference session||Unconference session||Unconference session|
|4.00 – 4.30||Unconference sessions 2||Unconference session||Unconference session||Unconference session||Unconference session|
|4.30 – 4.50||Unconference wrap up||Unconference wrap up|
|4.50 – 5.00||Wrap-up||Jim Killock|
|5.00||PUB! (The Waterhouse, Wetherspoons)
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