Open Source Congress at CNU 20
The Open Source Congress is a grassroots, ad hoc forum that gathers annually during the Congress for the New Urbanism. It feeds the problem-solving energy for which CNU is famous and helps attendees connect over questions of mutual interest.
The Open Source Congress is essentially a DIY version of our Congress and creates timeslots and locations for anyone to organize a discussion on a topic of their choice. The goal of Open Source is to provide a space and time for emerging voices and ideas, and to create an interactive and beneficial conversation between attendees. The theme of CNU 20's Open Source Congress is "How can the New Urbanism help us meet the challenges of the New World?"
This year, there will be different opportunities for Open Source Congress discussions. Immediately after the Thursday AM Plenary session with Andres Duany and Dan Solomon - at roughly 10:30AM on 5/10 - Open Source will convene to create a schedule of topics and discussion locations in the Plenary Ballroom.
And during any of the Breakout Sessions throughout the Congress, the Open Source room will be open and available. The room will be set-up like a regular breakout room, sans A/V equipment, so be sure to bring your own computer and/or projector as needed.
Promotion of Open Source sessions can begin at any time here on Facebook, as well as on Twitter through the hashtag: #cnuopen. Additional information on CNU 20's Open Source Congress can be found here.
Start a session for this years Congress and get the conversation going!
After the Congress
This year, the Open Source notes and follow-up will truly be do-it-yourself. Open Source Hosts will be given a sign-in sheet to keep for participants’ contact information. A Posterous site has been set up for posting session notes, and anyone with the site email address can post their notes simply by emailing them to the address. If participants want to move Initiative items forward, they should contact CNU staff after the Congress.
To post, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org