OLPC Hosting Grassroots unconference
Date: June 7-8, 2008 (9:30am – 5pm Saturday, 9:30am – 3pm Sunday)
Location: 1 Cambridge Center, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA
Speakers: It’s an unconference, so you are.
In the tradition of Barcamp, OLPC will be holding Grassrootscamp Boston, an unconference dedicated towards community-organized, bottom-up, user-group, grassroots groups, initiatives, events, structures, and best-practices for all of the above.
This is not just an OLPC event, though there will be a practical focus on how to make educational grassroots groups succeed, with examples from OLPC projects in Peru, Nepal, Ghana and Uruguay. Anyone from any grassroots group, or with interest in volunteer-run physical or online organizations, is invited to attend.
From SJ Klein:
the entire Chicago OLPC team coming out, and some great minds from the Boston NGO scene