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Regular call-in events
Public Lab hosts regular call-in event opportunities for people to connect. These events have both online and phone call in options. Many times, groups of people will get together in person and join one of these events.
Open Calls On the first Thursday of every month, there's an open call anyone can join and actually talk to other Public Labbers. The time alternates between 12:30PM and 7PM EST, please check the events listed for the first Thursday of the month on the calendar above. We post the call-in numbers and link on the event calendar link above.
OpenHour OpenHours can be hosted by anyone about anything. They happen on the 1st Monday or every month. The topics of open hour can vary from presentations on tools methods, discussions on environmental issues shared across regions, and approaches to data-based advocacy. There will be time for discussion and taking questions. OpenHours may be virtual or location based and are promoted broadly across the global Public Lab community.
Location based events:
Annual Barnraising Held in Louisiana during the Fall of each year This is the closest thing we have to a Public Lab conference -- but with an emphasis on "doing stuff together" rather than just presenting/talking. In the spirit of bringing a community together to collectively raise a structure such as a barn, Public Lab comes together to develop tools, toolkits, supporting materials such as guides and tutorials, test the tools and develop new research directions and projects. Participants represent a wide range of interests from technologists and designers to social scientists and community organizers.
Information on the next Barnraising can be found here: http://publiclab.org/barnraising
Regional Barnraising New in 2014, held in different locations during the Spring/Summer of each year. The Regional Barnraising focuses specifically on the development of techniques and methods around a tool or local research questions. We encourage people to reach out to us with ideas about future topics/locations for Regional Barnraisings.
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