Village Innovation Talk /
Proposal For Phase2
|Village Innovation Talks II – Jan 29th, 2012
John Broomfield, Franz Nahrada and D Eisenbach
Building on the success of the first Village Innovation Talk (VIT) project, this paper outlines a proposal for enabling the spread of the Village Innovation Talks series beyond the initial geographic scope and participants. It also addresses some of the additional needs identified during the pilot phase in terms of involving and developing team members and the sharing and celebration of success both within the community and network.
At the beginning of 2012, the VIT program will be expanded to four to five talks on key sustainability and innovation topics (see list of topics below). Soon afterwards, expansion to more European and international villages is expected. To enable this, local and national donors will be involved and local companies, sponsors. co-operatives and authorities recruited.
The organising team will work with candidate villages to identify possible topics and locations.
A hosting village will agree to host an f2f meeting around a topic that is of key interest to them, either based on expanding an existing project or initiating a new one. The topic should reflect their “needs” as they will drive the agenda of the event.
They will need to obtain local support and resources (such as location, speakers) and invite suitable guests (based on proposal by organising team)
The guests will obtain funding from their local sources for travel and producing some promotional material for their projects. Stipends for travel can be considered.
Public Viewings will be set up in many other villages and communities to ensure dialogue with the larger audience.
This audience will be encouraged by local moderators to submit questions and thus engage and participate fully in the outcome of the Village Innovation Talks
A “Village Innovation Platform” will be set up to
Leverage GKPF consultation meetings to introduce the VIT to other geographies.
Fall 2012 Mobile4D Conference:
Determine themes, timings and participants (presenters, face2face participants, and virtual audience)
VIT2 has been set for March23rd in Schönau (Austria) to the topic Bioenergy
The other talks 5 and possibly 6 need to be defined (for example, a Village Innovation Camp for Siegendorf is under consideration)
Invite Global Villages Network members into VIT
Finetune technical infrastructure and methodology for the next series of Village Innovation Talks for live and Public Viewing (alongside the proposal to stream and scale)
Produce platform/website to support VIT (video, presentations, Village bios, etc.)
Include materials from first Village Innovation Talk (translations, subtitling, dubbing)
Deliver documentation needs and acquire equipment: some participating villages may need access to a Mobile “Village Innovation Talk Kit”
Promote the Village Innovation Talks before and after each talk
Alternative energy (set for March 23rd)
Identify, evaluate and select five test cases for the 2012 talk series based on relevance for the network and manage their implementation, including cooperation with internet and regional TV partners
Produce a series of video messages and other promotional materials to effect new participation
Coordinate villages (maintain list of interested villages, matching partners) and encourage them to offer production and public viewing sites and equipment.
Develop checklists, training and templates for the staging, promotion, press releases etc.
Set up Website to support communities during the talks and discussions before and after the talks, for example, a forum, integrate Facebook & twitter streams.
Define and test two formats: high outreach (TV) vs. high interaction (Videoconference)
Define technical platform(s) (the Deutsche Telecom Videomeet or something Open Source?) and technical advice lists.
Register at the village-innovation.net site as soon as it is up
Agree and follow certain minimum quality standards
Post videos and other promotional material
Host an event/be interested in hosting an event
Be available to mentor a new, interested village and actively engage in VIT social media sites ( facebook and others)
Ideawerk is an Innovation Initiative been founded in 2010 based on an open source approach to knowledge sharing. We are a group of inventors, innovators and business people who enjoy exploring new ideas and seeing them implemented. We subscribe to the “stop talking, start doing” approach based on jamming and rapid prototyping. Sustainability, technology and business innovation are key themes.
GIVE is the acronym for "Globally Integrated Village Environment". We are a research group founded in 1992 in Vienna on the base of the "bootstrap community" concept of Douglas Engelbart. This means setting a development goal and gathering a transdisciplinary community of theoreticians and practicioners as a "lab" - and practising a research style that is open to spontaneous discoveries and developments. Our key theme is the potential of small settlements empowered by communication technologies. We started the Global Vilages Network, a global community of village innovators.
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