I am extremely happy to announce that the program for Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content is online! The conference is being hosted by COSL with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and will be held at Utah State University in beautiful Logan Utah.
Highlights this year will surely include Creative Commons General Counsel Mia Garlick answering the question “What is commercial use?.” The earth will possibly explode as Brian Lamb and Todd Richmond give talks at the same conference with the titles “DIY Educators Gone Wild: Where are the Instructional Mash-Ups?” and “Open Content: Must Anarchy Reign?” (hint: Todd will answer a resounding yes.) Representatives from UNESCO and OECD will be speaking; the Hewlett and Mellon Foundations, the main US funders behind open source in education, will be speaking. Presenters from a dozen or more countries will talk about everything from the technical bleeding-edge to the no tech zones of Nepal. And of course the major OCW projects from the US, EU, and Asia will be represented as well. It is going to be a rockin time for sure. You can check out the detailed program online, though it is subject to minor changes.
Please pass along to everyone you know. We look forward to seeing you in Logan September 27-29!