Open Tech: speaker announcement - will be there is proud to be partnering with Open Tech for this year's conference, The first 150 students who pre-register with an, or civil servants with email addresses and present valid ID at the desk will get free entry funded by us.

Open Tech 2010 features 40 talks across 3 tracks over 7 hours, on crowds, earthquakes and battlefronts, which hope to challenge, inspire or talk about something that makes you want to get involved. OpenTech 2010 includes earthquakes of the metaphorical and physical kind, ForTheWin, enlightenment and the environment, and with plenty of time to talk in the bar after sessions which challenge, inspire or talk about something that makes you want to help how you can. The last two times they have sold out in advance, so you are strongly advised to pre-register.

This year's line up features...

  • Another 500 years of Enlightenment from Bill Thompson
  • Tales from the Battlefront from No2ID
  • For the Win: Game-space and Public Engagement
  • Just Do It: The Documentary from Director Emily James
  • Climate Change: how screwed are we? from Gavin Starks
  • 10:10 global from Technical Director Robin Houston
  • Crowdsourcing Data Context from Hadley Beeman
  • OpenGeoScience: not just earthquakes
  • Keeping the web open - Mozilla Drumbeat
  • Lessons and futures from
  • Today's Guardian
  • Who's lobbying?
  • and much much more besides

The full schedule is at

Want to help out?

OpenTech is organised by volunteers and we are now looking for volunteers to help out on the day. In return for free early entry and their eternal gratitude, they're in need of a few people to show up a bit earlier and help set the venue up, and a few people to help with the audio recordings.

If you're interested, or have random other questions, email Open Tech directly on

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