FSCONS 2011/Ideas

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Suggestion for themes/tracks (and examples of topics). Hot topics in bold:

Overall theming

As always, FSCONS will touch upon themes from Society, Technology and Culture. At the same time, we are planning to have a parallel section of self-organized tracks arranged by our partners with a more focused take on different aspects from their respective field.

Tracks suggestions

Hot tracks

  • The future of money - What's in the word "free"? What means of payment evolve...
  • Desktop - Current status and future of our desktops (e.g. KDE, Gnome)
  • Community Diplomaticy - communications within and between groups.
  • Accessibility - Are societies accessible to every human, regardless of visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities? What role can technology play, in increasing accessibility? Are on-line services less or more accessible than physical? What about culture?
  • Public sector - How does the public sector relate to open access and FOSS? What FOSS related projects is in use by the public sector, what are the lessons learned from those?

Less hot tracks

  • Education - Challenges, possibilities and lessons learned
  • Infrastructure - What is the status of IPv6? What tiers (if any) of communication infrastructure should be publicly owned? What is open networking and how can this be achieved?
  • Journalism - how has journalism evolved with the www?
  • Future of devices - Will everybody have access to the world's collected knowledge and wisdom in their pockets, or will devices be more targeted towards entertainment?
  • Societies - What defines a society? What is the relationship between a state and a society? How do societies evolve?
  • Commons - Common (noun), a pasture subject to common use What commons do we have historically, and what new commons emerge?

Keynote and speakers Suggestions

Keynote and Speakers suggestions

Other suggestions

  • Please help us by sharing your ideas!