How will we shape the knowledge that will shape the future?

Open Publishing Fest celebrates communities developing open creative, scholarly, technological, and civic publishing projects. Together, we find new ground to share our ideas.

This is at once a collaborative and distributed event. Sessions are hosted by individuals and organizations around the world as panel discussions, fireside chats, demonstrations, and performances. We connect those points to bring them in conversation with one another and map out what’s next.

We seek to build networks of resilience and care for people working on new ways to develop and share knowledge.

Join us by proposing a session. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis up to and throughout the fest.

The fest is built on a desire to cheer people up and, at the same time, showcase a revolution in publishing occurring around the world and across industries. It’s an opportunity to bring people together in many ways, allowing participants to host sessions in their own style and on their own terms.

Feel free to propose an event for inclusion using the proposal form.

Please use the #OpenPublish tag when tweeting!

For more info or to discuss ideas please email adam@coko.foundation

Want to help us pay for this awesome event?

We are open to sponsorship although we are not at this time actively pursuing it (because we don't have the time). If you would like to help us find $ to pay for the event or would like to sponsor the event then drop Adam a line! adam@coko.foundation

Participant Guidelines

You can find the Participant Guidelines for the Open Publishing Fest here.

Credits

Concept: Adam Hyde (Coko)

Organisation: Adam Hyde and Julien Taquet (Coko)

Curation: Adam Hyde, John Chodacki

Site Design and Dev: Julien Taquet (Coko)

Illustrations for 2021 from Agathe Baëz (using the amazing typeface Infini designed by Sandrine Nugue)

Sys Ops: Boris Budini (Cloud68.co/)

$ : this event is financed by Coko

The fonts used are Hepta Slab from Michael LaGattuta and Overpass from Delve Fonts, sponsored by Red Hat

All code is open source. The calendar code developed for this event can be found at https://gitlab.coko.foundation/open-publishing/openpublishingfest

We are more than happy to talk to anyone that would like to organise a similar event on how we did it and what we learned.