Click here for information about the free/open December 1st unconference and Ignite talks.

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Photo: the AAM's boardroom, site of the December 2nd workshop, CC-BY Michael Edson

Scope and purpose

December 2nd is a more traditional, sit-down-around-a-conference-table kind of meeting with funders, partners, and co-conveners at the offices of the American Alliance of Museums.
The purpose of the December 2nd meeting is to sift through and digest inputs from the December 1st unconference/Ignite and facilitate a sustained discussion and debate about the scope and validity of the Openlab Concept.

This meeting is full - - but...

  • ...we're going to run it as openly and transparently as possible (see below)
  • And the December 1st unconference and Ignite is free and open - - Register

We will be live-tweeting and (probably) wiki-casting this meeting

  • We'll use the Chatham House Rule - - everything said can (and probably will) be repeated publicly, but comments can only be attributed to speakers with their permission
  • Conversations will be tweeted and written on the wiki in real-time
  • Please join us and participate virtually through Twitter at @OpenlabW and #openlabworkshop
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Special thanks to our Curators of Tweets @PoPinDC/@ExtrovertedMuse and @BergFulton

Confirmed Participants

Note: participants are not necessarily representing their organizations
  • Samantha Ambrams, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Piotr Adamczyk, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Nik Apostolides, United States Capitol Visitor Center, @napostolides
  • Sheila A. Brennan, Associate Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, @sherah1918
  • Michael Peter Edson*, CLIR, Open Knowledge, Smithsonian, @mpedson
  • Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association, @figuerca
  • Rachel L Frick, Director, Business Development DPLA, @rlfrick
  • Beth Harris, Smarthistory, @bethrharris
  • Charles Henry, President, CLIR,
  • Nate Hill, Metropolitan New York Library Council, @natenatenate
  • Jeffrey Inscho, Innovation Studio, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, @StaticMade
  • Max Kaiser, Head of Research and Development, Austrian National Library / Europeana, @maxkaiser
  • Ann Lawless, Executive Director, American Precision Museum Sharon M. Leon, Director of Public Projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, @sleonchnm
  • Laura Lott, President and CEO, American Alliance of Museums, @LottLaura
  • Dennis Meissner, Deputy Director-Programs, Minnesota Historical Society; President, Society of American Archivists, @dennis_meissner
  • Elizabeth Merritt, VP Strategic Foresight & Director, Center for the Future of Museums; American Alliance of Museums, @futureofmuseums
  • Leo Mullen, CEO, NavigationArts; Vice President for Strategic Solutions, EPAM Systems,
  • Bethany Nowviskie, Director, Digital Library Federation at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa, @nowviskie
  • Marc Ruppel, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Public Programs, @marcruppel
  • Adrianne Russell, Museum Consultant, Literary Artist, GLAM-Wiki U.S. Consortium Advisory Group, @adriannerussell,
  • John Russick, Vice President for Interpretation and Education, Chicago History Museum, @johnrussick64
  • Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director, Do Space, @rebeccastavick
  • Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext, @archivesnext
  • Bonnie Tijerina, Researcher, Data & Society, @bonlth
  • Jeff Ubois, MacArthur Foundation, @jeffubois
  • Ben Vershbow, Director, NYPL Labs, @subsublibrary
  • Donald J. Waters, Senior Program Officer at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
  • Joel Wurl, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access
  • Steven Zucker, Smarthistory, @drszucker
  • Chad Weinard, Independent / Balboa Park Online Collaborative @caw_

...And a cast of thousands, through @OpenlabW and #openlabworkshop

* Michael will be the moderator of the workshop; he is participating in his capacity as a fellow at CLIR.

The OpenLab Workshop is being convened under the DLF's Code of Conduct.

Openlab Workshop Organizers, Co-Conveners, and Partners

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