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The OpenVillage Festival is a no-spectator event. Everyone can contribute something, whether it is curating a track at the event, facilitating a session, making a video or helping to coordinate rideshares.

Here is how you can get started on making the best festival ever:

1. Introduce yourself / Propose a session: Click on this "Create a Post" link and write a little about who you are and what you are interested in. What would you like to explore at the OpenVillage Festival? Think format of what you want to do, how long you need and logistic requirements. If in doubt see this example.

2. Create or take on a task: Looking for something concrete to do? Write to community@edgeryders and we can find a  set of tasks you can complete in exchange for a ticket. Right now it's local outreach & engagement, as well as design & storytelling

Contribute more! Drop in our weekly online community gatherings on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET here or contact community@edgeryders.eu

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Join the Local Outreach and Engagement team!

Hi and welcome to the Outreach team! 

Taking on this challenge gives you a ticket to the OpenVillage Festival.

The challenge is:

How we can tell the story of the OpenVillage Festival in a way that appeals to the interests and needs of people doing inspiring work in Belgium and the neighbouring countries. More specifically, how to engage Belgians and others based in the region to participate actively in the OpenVillage Festival: present their initiatives, the story of what they are doing and why, and answer questions and comments here on the platform.

How to use #OpenVillage to connect the Edgeryders Community?

@Noemi (I believe you're the person to tag for this)

So I've been thinking about what an opportunity the OpenVillage is for bringing a large portion of the Edgryders community together, and IN PERSON! And I was wondering if there are any plans for community building activites around the conference schedual that were focused, directly on the community, not just everyone's work? 

ARTS for Differently Able and Other Initiatives

After our first initiative we are really enthusiastic for our future endeavors as we participated in a workshop based on “Theater for Differently Able” which is funded by British Council Bangladesh along with an expert from U.K, Jeany Sealy  who herself is a deaf and also one of the organizers of London Paralympics. We are hopeful as the entire project is entitled “A different Shakespeare”, and all the actors and actresses are differently able, being deaf or physically immovable.

Using Art as a Way to Access Complicated Social and Scientific Issues

For the past decade, Alberto Rey has been working on site-specific art installations, websites, books and videos that examine bodies of water around the world and their relationship to social conditions. These works are complex, ambitious, and often include combinations of publications, documentaries, websites, paintings, drawings, maps, water samples with scientific data outlining their chemical breakdown and pollutants as well as images, graphs and videos from the data collection sites. Alberto will discuss ways to make complicated issues interesting and accessible to a wide audience.

Theme/Session proposal: Architectures of love - policy vs culture in creating the conditions for #opencare

I'd like to propose a theme that I've been curious about for some time. How do we create the conditions for #opencare in our organisations and our communities? How do we design communities and organisations that are care-full, and promote health and flourishing? I'm curious about the interplay between policy and culture (as in ways of doing things rather than music and art). Are policies simply agreements about what we think works and what is right at any given time?

Join the Local Outreach and Engagement team!

Hi and welcome to the Outreach team! 

Taking on this challenge gives you a ticket to the OpenVillage Festival.

The challenge is:

How we can tell the story of the OpenVillage Festival in a way that appeals to the interests and needs of people doing inspiring work in Belgium and the neighbouring countries. More specifically, how to engage Belgians and others based in the region to participate actively in the OpenVillage Festival: present their initiatives, the story of what they are doing and why, and answer questions and comments here on the platform.

[Event launch] Follow up with OpenandChange partners

While we are adding final touches to the OpenVillage launch, we plan a personalized message to our partners that includes:

1) Save the Date and register for OpenVillage
2) Take on Communication and Business modeling (?) roles in preparation for it: 5 memberships available (opencall upcoming)
3) Take on Curation role: Fellowships (see main menu link)
4) Maker Residency in Milano (see main menu link)

These are the concrete opportunities for continuing the work which has been done in openandchange.
Am I missing something?

How to use #OpenVillage to connect the Edgeryders Community?

@Noemi (I believe you're the person to tag for this)

So I've been thinking about what an opportunity the OpenVillage is for bringing a large portion of the Edgryders community together, and IN PERSON! And I was wondering if there are any plans for community building activites around the conference schedual that were focused, directly on the community, not just everyone's work? 

Using Art as a Way to Access Complicated Social and Scientific Issues

For the past decade, Alberto Rey has been working on site-specific art installations, websites, books and videos that examine bodies of water around the world and their relationship to social conditions. These works are complex, ambitious, and often include combinations of publications, documentaries, websites, paintings, drawings, maps, water samples with scientific data outlining their chemical breakdown and pollutants as well as images, graphs and videos from the data collection sites. Alberto will discuss ways to make complicated issues interesting and accessible to a wide audience.

Theme/Session proposal: Architectures of love - policy vs culture in creating the conditions for #opencare

I'd like to propose a theme that I've been curious about for some time. How do we create the conditions for #opencare in our organisations and our communities? How do we design communities and organisations that are care-full, and promote health and flourishing? I'm curious about the interplay between policy and culture (as in ways of doing things rather than music and art). Are policies simply agreements about what we think works and what is right at any given time?

Platforms as commons

I would like to propose a discussion panel for the OpenVillage Festival 2017.

During the last six months, I have been attending almost all the event on Platform Cooperativism in Europe.
Even tough is exciting what is happening, there isn't a model that reached a dimension that can be compared to any dominant platform, and some points are missing from the global discussion.

Platform Cooperativism promotes shared ownership among users of the platform in order to create non-extractive alternatives to current platforms.

Handling Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Description:
Stress is inevitable. It walks in and out of our lives on a regular basis. A burnout is a mixture of professional exhaustion, and disillusionment with other people, the organization, or the career, over the long term.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to minimize and cope with stress and learn how to avoid a burnout.
Main Aims:
- Career guidance and counselling
- Combating failure in education
- Fight against school/university failure & link school/university and work
- Inclusive approaches

Proposal for Talk / Demo: Introducing Remarkable Lives - the App for Ageing Well

I would like to propose a talk and demo for the OpenVillage Festival 2017 of my social networking platform: Remarkable Lives.

The timing of the Festival will fit very well (I hope!) with my platform's development stage as it proceeds from Beta to community roll-out. In fact, OpenVillage Festival 2017 could be the stage for its European launch. 

Let me explain a bit more about Remarkable Lives...and forgive me for using the third person (I'm new here and not 100% sure how this community works yet).

ARTS for Differently Able and Other Initiatives

After our first initiative we are really enthusiastic for our future endeavors as we participated in a workshop based on “Theater for Differently Able” which is funded by British Council Bangladesh along with an expert from U.K, Jeany Sealy  who herself is a deaf and also one of the organizers of London Paralympics. We are hopeful as the entire project is entitled “A different Shakespeare”, and all the actors and actresses are differently able, being deaf or physically immovable.

Program proposals! (work in progress)

How to propose something for the program

A good proposal will include 1) a description of your work 2) reflections around your experiences as well as 3) a burning question or challenge you would like us to explore during the event. We will add your it to the list below so that other participants can help you build or develop it.

Proposed text for launch of Reef track

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A few years ago we started paying close attention to care. Available, affordable health and social care was – and still is – unavailable. Not for some unknown person in some distant land, either. For friends and family members, people in our communities, right here. Something had to be done.

Resources for Crowdstorming on twitter

Here's what you need to know if you're organising a crowdstorm. Consider following these steps to announce, prepare, engage, document, follow up on the event.

Call for participation

Save the Hashtag: #OPENVILLAGE Crowdstorm xxth of Month at xx:xx CET

As part of the preparation and increasing the buzz for the OpenVillage event we would like to invite everyone to a crowdstorm, the @edgeryders alternative to a press conference on social media: an online event at a set date and time.

Open Call for Cities and Regions

We will imagine and enact the future of care together.

What is it: A 3-day conference and expo on the topic of health and social innovations by communities. The event showcases their ingenious solutions to real-world problems through a process that encourages and highlights collaboration and sharing.

OpenVillage Festival | Communities. Innovation. Healthcare

OpenVillage Overview Poster

On October 19-21, 2017, Edgeryders will open the doors to the OpenCare Village (OpenVillage) - A participant-built festival dedicated to bringing together existing projects into a demo of a new health and social care system powered by open source, community driven solutions.  This gathering offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for participants to meet, learn and shape the future with peers doing inspiring work around the globe:

OpenVillage Festival | Memberships

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OpenVillage Membership Overview

Introduction

The openvillage is modelled on the coral reef.  Reefs are a connective layer that consists of physical structures in different places built by small entities embedded in water. These “rainforests of the sea” are some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. They flourish in ocean waters that provide few nutrients. What makes coral reefs especially interesting as a model are two attributes: