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[liberationtech] Contact Summit

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Wed Mar 16 12:55:39 PDT 2011


I concur.

jon at fabricatorz.com
http://fabricatorz.com
On Mar 16, 2011 1:39 PM, "Rebecca MacKinnon" <rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com>
wrote:
> This sounds like a conference I would very much like to attend given that
it relates directly to my work, but while I'm not a student or a starving
artist, I'm employed modestly by a nonprofit organization that doesn't cover
conference travel and fees and hence $250 entrance on top of travel/lodging
costs is quite prohibitive.
>
> I imagine there are lots of people on this list in a similar position.
>
> If things become more affordable for everybody in the not-for-profit space
please do let the list know.
>
> Best,
> Rebecca
>
>
> Rebecca MacKinnon
> Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
> Co-founder, GlobalVoicesOnline.org
> Cell: +1-617-939-3493
> E-mail: rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com
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> Twitter: @rmack
>
>
> On Mar 16, 2011, at 11:42 AM, Venessa Miemis wrote:
>
>> hi liberationtech!
>>
>> thanks adam for letting people know about the Contact Summit.
>>
>> ivan, i was brought on to help organize the event, and have been pushing
for options to make it affordable for everyone.
>>
>> on one hand, we're encouraging "Corporate Patronage", where instead of
just giving money to have a banner put up or some other nonsensical
marketing ploy, organizations can directly fund the people and projects
coming to the event, either by supporting an individual by paying their
travel/accommodations/ticket, or by contributing cash to their initiatives.
more about that here: http://contactcon.com/become-a-sponsor
>>
>> (in my ideal world, a sponsor will come in and cover the cost of the
event so admittance is free. in the meantime, doing what we can.)
>>
>> on the other hand, we are also offering a scholarship/student/starving
artist rate of $95 - and thank you for pointing it out.... that info is not
highly visible. going to get that fixed now. we just launched the site this
morning, so there are a few tweaks / broken links that still need to be
resolved.
>>
>> thanks again for the mention, and hope some of you may be able to attend.
>>
>> oh also, fyi, we started a google group to discuss / collaborate on 'Next
Net' initiatives, from ad-hoc mesh nets to alternative infrastructures. i've
been cross-posting some stuff from here to there, but in case anyone wants
to drop by there, the link is:
>>
>>
http://groups.google.com/group/building-a-distributed-decentralized-internet
>>
>> cheers!
>>
>> venessa
>>
>> @venessamiemis
>> www.emergentbydesign.com
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