Imagine a folk festival with many different tents -- tents for all different sorts of music, a tent where you learn how to fiddle, and maybe one where you make drums. Each has its focus. People move from tent to tent making up their own experience.
The Drumbeat Festival will work exactly like this. We'll have all kinds of spaces where you can teach and learn -- studios, labs, playgrounds, classrooms and even a few tents in the public square. Each space will focus provide a place to dive deep and get your hands dirty with some of the most interesting ideas at the intersection of learning, freedom and the web.
Of course, there will also be a main stage. It will include keynotes by Joi Ito, Brenda Gourley, Mitchell Baker and others. It will also include rolling demos and report outs from labs, studios and tents from across the Festival.
Here is a list of the different spaces we're planning for the Drumbeat Festival. Check back often as hosts will be updating these descriptions over coming weeks.
- Badge lab. Test, critique and improve badges and tools that recognize informal online learning. Hosted by P2PU, Mozilla, Remix Learning [and ??]
- Webcraft toolshed. Get your hands dirty testing and improving standards-based web developer courses. Hosted by Mozilla, P2PU and W3C WASP.
- Peer-learning fishbowl. Provide feedback on peer-to-peer courses under development and chart new courses. Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University and Creative Commons.
- Local learning incubator. Help librarians and community organizers produce new open web learning content. Hosted by You Media Chicago and New Youth City Learning Network, and Urbanlabs
- Open content studio. Hack on open textbooks and help build a global courseware catalog. Hosted by Flat World Knowledge, OCW Consortium and Connexions.
- Hackerspace playground. Learn how to make & teach with processing.js, Arduino, a MakerBot and other cool toys. Hosted by Monochrom and Tinker.it.
- Wikipedia lounge. Pitch in on projects that fuse Wikipedia into the world of learning and education. Hosted by Wikimedia Foundation and Amical Viquipèdia.
- Open source classroom. Convert open source projects into teaching resources in your classroom. Hosted by: Free Knowledge Academy and Seneca College.
- Video lab Help create video tools for the 21st century classroom Open Video Alliance, Mozilla and Participatory Culture Foundation.
- Main stage. Demos and report backs from across the Drumbeat Festival as well as a small number of mind-bending keynotes. Hosted by Mozilla.
You can see a full list of activities confirmed and proposed for Drumbeat Festival spaces on the activities wiki page.
You're invited to propose activities now to take place in these spaces (click here). Or, you can just show up in Barcelona with a desire to teach, learn share, demo, shill, network and make friends. There will be lots of smaller spaces where you can do these things in an adhoc way.