Open World Forum 2010 - 15 days left for the CFP

After the huge success of the second Open World Forum, the third Forum 2009 will take place on 30 September and 1 October 2010 in Paris. Only 15 days left to apply for the call for conferences.

Deadline: 15 april 2010

PARTICIPATE in the leading summit bringing together decision-makers and communities to cross-fertilize free/Open Source technological, economic and social initiatives to build the digital future

EXPLORE the future of Free, Libre and Open Source (FLOSS) projects, with Innovation Awards, Trends Radars, and recommendations around a unique forward-looking initiative: the 2020 FLOSS RoadMap.

SHARE insights and best practices with many of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs worldwide from the largest free/Open Source communities, IT corporations, public sector bodies and NGOs…

NETWORK with 1,500 CxOs, CIOs, IT Managers, architects, developers, academics and investors from six continents.




The Open World Forum is the world’s leading summit meeting bringing together decision-makers and communities to cross-fertilize free/Open Source technological, economic and social initiatives to build the digital future. Some 1,500 participants from at least 30 countries are expected to attend the third Open World Forum being staged in Paris on 30 September and 1 October 2010 under the theme: OPEN IS THE FUTURE - Open Innovation – Open Enterprise – Open Society. The aim of the event, seen as the ‘Davos’ of the open technology world, is to gather together all the key decision-makers and interested parties – technology experts, developers, CIOs and IT Directors, decision-makers, investors and politicians from all six continents – to evaluate possible trends and cross-fertilize growth initiatives around open IT.

This year’s theme, ‘OPEN IS THE FUTURE’, will be explored through plenary sessions, workshops, networking events and discussions focused on nine key concepts, organized into three main strands:

  • OPEN INNOVATION: building the digital future, thanks to open innovation platforms, technology ecosystems and Cloud computing.
  • OPEN ENTERPRISE: developing collaborative economic models, through networked organizations, open content and open information systems.
  • OPEN SOCIETY: building a sustainable future, through inclusive government, the constitution of common good and digital inclusion.

A breeding ground for numerous initiatives Over and above the analysis of future trends and networking, the event is designed primarily to encourage the development of numerous cross-fertilized initiatives, either at the Forum itself or following on from it.

An international gathering of the major players in open technologies; the Open World Forum, itself a community event, will bring together all the main global communities and major players from the world of open technologies. The program committee includes some 50 international experts from all six continents. The Forum is overseen by a management structure which includes the main international technology communities. The Forum’s partners include 70% of the leading players from the IT world.

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