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     Press release - Thursday May 27th:         http//www.notcon04.com/
     
      BREWSTER "INTERNET ARCHIVE" KAHLE TO SPEAK AT UK'S FIRST "NOTCON"
     
     
     BREWSTER KAHLE, board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation 
     and founder of astonishing informational resource the Internet 
     Archive, will be joining an equally mind-boggling lineup of 
     speakers at the UK's first NotCon event, a one-day conference 
     intended as some sort of answer to all those cutting-edge 
     technological get-togethers they're always having in the USA. 
     
     Also speaking at the event will be top names from the UK's IT 
     community and beyond, from IAN CLARKE (architect of the anonymous 
     peer-to-peer network Freenet) to science fiction author and 
     Creative Commons activist CORY DOCTOROW. The day will also mark 
     the official unveiling of the latest grass-roots "e-democracy" 
     project from the people behind acclaimed political involvement 
     sites FAXYOURMP.COM and PUBLICWHIP.ORG.UK. 
     
     And that's on top of some practical (and some slightly less 
     practical) demonstrations of social software, MP3 remixing, a 
     debate on how weblogs can actually make a difference in the real 
     world, a beginner's guide to "urban exploration", and how to tell 
     the time using only a prawn sandwich and an old BBC Micro. Plus of 
     course wireless internet access, and a bar, and the kind of people 
     who actually ask for them in that order. 
     
     Further updates, webcasts and recordings of the event (and, for 
     instance, this high-resolution press picture of Brewster Kahle) 
     are available via the official website: 
     
      http//www.notcon04.com/
     
     Final programme may be subject to alteration. Thanks for reading!



     WHAT: NotCon '04 - an informal, low-cost, one-day conference on 
     things that technologies were perhaps not intended to do. 
     
     WHEN: 11am-7pm, Sunday June 6th, 2004.
     
     WHERE: Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, 
     South Kensington SW7 2BB (nearest tubes South Kensington and 
     Gloucester Road).
     
     COST: 4.00 pounds on the door, 3.00 concessions (ie students, 
     under 18s, journalists, OAPs, the unemployed, any webloggers 
     not covered by one or more of the previous categories).
     
     CONTACT: Press contact Dave Green, email: info@notcom04.com , 
     tel: 07719 907136, website http//www.notcon04.com/ 


     
     Notes for editors: 
     NOTCON '04 is organised by some of the people behind 
     
     UK tech newsletter NTK                         http://www.ntk.net/ 
     Socially-minded net charity MySociety    http://www.mysociety.org/
     Symbian Smartphone Community       http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/
     and 2002's Extreme Computing show         http://www.xcom2002.com/

All-New NotCon '04 Minimalist Website

event info >     < audio/video >     < contact >     < wiki >     < venue >     < press >

Latest (Thursday July 7th, 2005):

2005's "NotCon" now has the new name of Open Tech 2005 (and takes place in Hammersmith on Saturday 23rd July 2005) - please click the link for further details.