[Grassroots-l] [support-gang] ANN: olpc realness summit > end of may > realness.org
beth at waveplace.org
Sat May 8 23:35:23 EDT 2010
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On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Beth Santos <beth at bethsantos.com> wrote:
> Some possible topics for the "Birds of a Feather" talks at the Maho
> Realness Summit sponsored by Waveplace on May 28-31:
> -Powering the Program: [Alternative] Energy Solutions for an OLPC
> -What's the Word? Publicity and Fundraising for your OLPC project
> -Integrating the classroom: How to bridge cultural gaps and
> collaborate with local government
> -The Money's Gone! What to do when you're out of funding
> -Getting People on Your Bandwagon: Partnering with NGOs and what to do
> when people ask "how can I help?"
> -What Not to Do: Project Killers and How to Avoid Them
> Any thoughts/feedback on these ideas?
> Beth Santos
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 5:53 AM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
>> I hope to see a dozen of you there!!!
>> Buzz me live starting Monday if you're also interested in arriving early
>> -- as many of the speakers like myself are doing -- helping with 3 local
>> schools etc,
>> Subject: [Grassroots-l] ANN: olpc realness summit > end of may >
>> realness.org Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:54:50 -0400 From: Timothy
>> Falconer <teefal at waveplace.org> <teefal at waveplace.org> To: grassroots
>> OLPC <grassroots at lists.laptop.org> <grassroots at lists.laptop.org>
>> Waveplace is pleased to announce the OLPC REALNESS SUMMIT.
>> No hype, no bashing, no wireless, no room service. Just straight talk
>> about what works, what doesn't, and why we do what we do.
>> WHERE: Maho Bay Camps on the island of St John, US Virgin Islands (steps
>> from the beach)
>> WHEN: May 28, 29, 30, 31
>> HOW MUCH: $300 for four nights, including lodging
>> Twelve invited talks and discussions, three a day, from five continents
>> and the Caribbean:
>> * WAVEPLACE: Tim Falconer
>> * OLPC: Adam Holt
>> * SUGAR LABS: Bernie Innocenti
>> * ASIA: Mike Dawson from the OLPC Afghanistan
>> * SOUTH AMERICA: Marta Voelcker from Brazil and Carlos Rabassa from Plan
>> Ceibal, Uruguay
>> * AFRICA: Beth Santos from the Step Up OLPC (São Tomé and Príncipe*)*
>> * EUROPE: Christoph Derndorfer from OLPC Austria
>> * CARIBBEAN: Lunise Cerin from Haiti, formerly of USAID and Save the
>> Children, and John Engle of Haiti Partners
>> * NORTH AMERICA: Christine Murakami from Columbus School for Girls, Ohio
>> All of this will be happening at the same time as our St John mentor
>> workshop and pilots, which take place over ten days (May 24 to June 2).
>> We'll be training 40 new mentors, many for Haiti, and working with 60
>> elementary children from the islands three schools. So all summit attendees
>> will get to see XOs in action, with mentors and children working together.
>> You can also sign up to take the full ten day workshop, which would make
>> you eligible to travel for Waveplace to one of our upcoming pilots.
>> We're very excited about this event! I hope many who love XOs from
>> around the world can attend so we can compare stories and solutions.
>> Find out more and register at http://realness.org.
>> Please help spread the word by forwarding this announcement to people,
>> groups, and mailing lists you know.
>> Timothy Falconer
>> Waveplace Foundation
>> + 1 610 624 3760
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>> support-gang at lists.laptop.org
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