There's an annotated Google map showing the key venues and hotels (we will provide printouts at the event).
The two day programme has been carefully designed to build your network and to surface collaboration opportunities.
Weds 21 Nov - Informal evening meetup for early arrivers
- 18:00 meet at the Salisbury Pub near Leciester Square Tube station, and then informal dinner
Thursday 22 Nov - Introduction to open innovation and networking
- 08:30 Self-registration - coffee & pastries
- 09:30 Introduction
- 09:40 What is Open Innovation? & Case Study 1
- 10:55 Break
- 11:25 Case Study 2 and Open Business
- 12:55 Lunch
- 14:15 Sharing is Good activity
- 14:35 Topic identification Sessions and Networking break
- 14:45 One minute project plans activity
- 15:00 Networking Break
- 16:35 Next steps and evenening arrangements
- 16:45 Networking / Family time / Free time
- 18:15 Pub - TBD
- 19:30 Dinner at Tuttons (details below)
Friday 23 Nov - Hatching projects
- 08:30 Arrival - coffee & pastries
- 09:30 Welcome and introduction
- 09:40 Exploring themes - barcamp-style flexible sessions
- 11:30 Pitches
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:15 Project outlining,
- 14:30 Pitches and feedback
- 15:40 Next steps
- 16:00 Close
- 16:00 Pub - TBD
A light breakfast of coffee and pasteries, plus a lunch will be provided at the venue. Snacks will be available during the day.
Dinner on 22nd Nov
We have booked Tuttons in the heart of Covent Garden and close to the venue. The set menu costs £35.50 including 12.5% service charge, drinks are extra. We need confimration and menu choices by end of Monday 19 Nov.
A 2 day, invitation-only, event designed to kickstart new collaboration and open innovation in Electronic Assistive Technology / accessibility. The ATSummit will take place on 22/23 November at the Mozilla Open Space London.
The ATSummit is designed to bring together people with AT and accessibility expertise to identify gaps or needs and then work toward potential collaborative solutions with others. Donation of meeting space by Mozilla foundation, along with generous sponsorship by The Paciello Group (TPG) has allowed OpenDirective to organise an event with no costs for attendees.
At ATSummit you will share ideas with and identify opportunities for collaboration with some of the best in the field of accessible technologies. The goal is to build new collaboration projects that share specialist expertise. By attending ATSummit you will be part of a network that seeks to directly tackle some of the hard problems we face. OpenDirective, the event organisers, are specialists in open innovation. They work with clients across the globe ranging in size from large multinationals to micro-businesses. Steve Lee, co-founder of OpenDirective and chair of ATSummit, describes ATSummit as "the place at which real solutions, building on a diverse range of experiences, are born".
Similar events in the past have produced collaborations that have collectively raised hundreds of thousands of research and development funds for project teams. In early Q2 of 2013 we expect to see the first of these collaborations to hit the market. It is our hope that ATSummit can reproduce this success for its participants.
101 St. Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4AZ (3rd floor). Venue is accessible.
The following hotels are close to the venue and offer reasonable value given the expensive central London location. Rooms are likely to go fast. Prices are a guide only (and remember we are providing a light breakfast). RG & SL are staying at the Strand.
|Name and URL||Per Night||Phone||Distance||Notes|
|Strand Palace Hotel||£111||020 7379 4737||0.4 mi||Large. Say is accessible|
|Z Hotel Soho||£125||020 3551 3700||0.3 mi||Very small rooms (almost pod)|
|Morgan Hotel||£100||020 7636 3735||0.6 mi||Small and friendly. No lift.|
|St Giles Hotel Bloomsbury||£100||020 7300 3000||0.6 mi||Large and busy. Lifts can get busy|
More hotels in the area can be found with these distance ordered searches on booking.com and expedia. Let us know if you have any specific requirements or would like assistance with booking. Any recommendations are most welcome.
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Collaborate to Innovate
OpenDirective LLP facilitates open innovation through engagement with Open Source software, helping make companies more innovative, capable, and cost efficient. With a commitment to identifying software products and opportunities that are reaching the chasm between the early adopters and the early majority, OpenDirective focuses on mobile and accessibility-enabling technologies that stem from research or are developed for internal use, and are not necessarily developed as products in themselves.
OpenDirective is led by Ross Gardler and Steve Lee