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All events are open to the public. The Public Lab Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Public Lab community and non-profit, both online and in person.

Host your own

Learn more about hosting your own Public Lab event here and about posting your event to Public Lab here.

Upcoming events

Note: all times shown in Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Event types

Connect online or over the phone

Public Lab hosts regular call-ins for people to connect with online and phone call in options. Local groups sometimes get together in person to join one of these events.

Open Call Every Tuesday, there's an open call anyone can join and actually talk to other Public Labbers. The call is hosted at 3pm ET (8pm GMT). Notes are kept on this page. The link to join the call on a computer is here. Or you can call in +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 415 220 636 International numbers available here

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.

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:

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 local research questions. We encourage people to reach out to us with ideas about future topics/locations for Regional Barnraisings.

Workshops Anyone can host a workshop! Post out on about your event so others can join. Learn more about hosting events here.

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