[etoys-dev] ANN: olpc realness summit > end of may > realness.org

Timothy Falconer teefal at waveplace.org
Fri Apr 30 21:56:17 EDT 2010

Waveplace is pleased to announce the OLPC REALNESS SUMMIT.

No hype, no bashing, no wireless, no room service.  Just straight talk about what works, what doesn't, and why we do what we do.

WHERE: Maho Bay Camps on the island of St John, US Virgin Islands (steps from the beach)

WHEN:  May 28, 29, 30, 31

HOW MUCH:  $300 for four nights, including lodging

Twelve invited talks and discussions, three a day, from five continents and the Caribbean:

* WAVEPLACE:  Tim Falconer

* OLPC:  Adam Holt

* SUGAR LABS:  Bernie Innocenti

* ASIA:  Mike Dawson from the OLPC Afghanistan

* SOUTH AMERICA:  Marta Voelcker from Brazil and Carlos Rabassa from Plan Ceibal, Uruguay

* AFRICA: Beth Santos from the Step Up OLPC (São Tomé and Príncipe)

* EUROPE: Christoph Derndorfer from OLPC Austria

* CARIBBEAN: Lunise Cerin from Haiti, formerly of USAID and Save the Children, and John Engle of Haiti Partners

* NORTH AMERICA: Christine Murakami from Columbus School for Girls, Ohio

All of this will be happening at the same time as our St John mentor workshop and pilots, which take place over ten days (May 24 to June 2).  We'll be training 40 new mentors, many for Haiti, and working with 60 elementary children from the islands three schools.  So all summit attendees will get to see XOs in action, with mentors and children working together.  You can also sign up to take the full ten day workshop, which would make you eligible to travel for Waveplace to one of our upcoming pilots.

We're very excited about this event!   I hope many who love XOs from around the world can attend so we can compare stories and solutions.

Find out more and register at http://realness.org.

Please help spread the word by forwarding this announcement to people, groups, and mailing lists you know.


Timothy Falconer
Waveplace Foundation
+ 1 610 624 3760

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