Open Standards have the potential to revolutionise fields such as education, technology, science, culture, design and architecture.
Open Standards are standards made available to the general public and are developed, approved and maintained via a collaborative and consensus-driven process. The development of Open Standards is a balanced, collaborative process, ensuring sufficient quality and on-going support. Open standards are becoming a reference in Science (Open Access, Open Labs), Education (Open Educational Resources), Technology (Open Software and Hardware), Culture (Creative Commons) and Design & Architecture (Open Making, Open Furniture).
StixCamp is a workshop, unconference-style, hosted outside an urban area. The main aim of this StixCamp is to engage the local community in open science, education, technology and culture. This StixCamp will help break down the barriers to equitable participation in science, culture and technology often faced by those who live in less central locations.
The StixCamp will also discuss plans and ideas to establish a long-term infrastructure in the regions, such as Open Centre for science, education, technology and culture.
|9:30 – 12:30||
|14:00 – 17:00||Unconference sessions I|
|18:00 – 22:00||Visit to Barca D’Alva and Ribeira do Mosteiro – Calçada de Alpajares with archaeology workshop and dinner.|
|9:30 – 10:45|
|11:00 – 12:30||Unconference session II|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 17:00||Unconference session III|
|18:00 – 23:00||Museu do Côa (with dinner) and evening visit to prehistoric rock-art site Penascosa (includes Sky observing session)|
|10:00 – 11:15||Location: Salão Nobre, Figueira Castelo Rodrigo City Hall
Sessions Presentations & Conclusions
|11:30 – 12:30||Wine Tasting|
|12:30 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:30||Visit to Historic Village, Castelo Rodrigo|
|16:30 – 19:00||Visit to Faia Brava|
What to expect?
A truly engaging experience in Open Standards. Together, we will work on specific issues of Open Standards, from open educational resources to open design. This is not a typical conference; we will have a limited number of talks and the discussions will happen in an informal way through different unconference sessions. It is expected that all the participants play an active role during the 3 days of the workshop through the different working sessions.
As you may know at an unconference, some parts of the programme is created by the attendees. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a slot. The sessions should feature open discussions around a topic of the workshop rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room giving a talk, although any format is permitted. We will have specific slots for the unconference sessions, so start thinking about topics, projects and ideas that you would like to discuss during the workshop.
Check the following links and reading material about open standards:
Registration & Participants
Workshop participation is free and there is no registration fee. We are limited to maximum 50 participants and will allocate spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. It is expected that participants will actively contribute to the sessions over the 3 days. The language of the workshop will be in English. You can register here.
The list of participants can be found here.
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is a town located in the North-East of Portugal, next to the border with Spain.
How to reach
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is best reached by car:
- Lisboa > Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Distance: 380 km
Directions: A1 - A23 - A25 - N324 - N340 - N332 - N221
- Porto > Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Distance: 261 km
Directions: IC23 - IP1 - A25 - N324 - N340 - N332 - N221
- Salamanca > Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Distance: 157 km
Directions: SA20 - A62 - N620 - A25 - N332 - N221
For more information, please contact:
Maria Gaivão (Leiden University)
Knowledge Transfer Officer | INOV Contacto Graduate Program
Tel.: +31 71 527 5841