###OSCEdays at GreenFest in Portugal in October 2016
Hi @BoST ,
just got off the phone with Pedro in Portugal. Pedro is the Organizer of GreenFest - the biggest Sustainability event in Portugal (20 000 ppl, many different areas like speakers corner, UniverCity, Factory, creative crowd … a lot of partners in media, politics, industry, making, education and so on). This years subject is “Circular Economy” and the country on the spot is the Netherlands. They are keen to have an OSCEdays event inside of Greenfest - so a whole area dedicated to Open Source for Circular Economy, that basically uses the OSCEdays event methodology and platform. The date for their event is October 6-9. They will also try to fly in some people from us/our community to be part of that event - and help with talks, challenges, documentation etc.
We have spoken before about that just one event per year is not enough and that we would love to see the infrastructure used for several events throughout the year. I think this is the perfect possibility to launch this.
They will need a little document with “best practices” - how to set up an OSCEdays event. We have spoken about this document before and I will start to create one soon, because we need it anyway.
Let’s discuss on monday in the BoST call about it. How to advertise it and stuff.
One last thing: If you click on the page of Greenfest you will see “Monsanto” - I forgot to ask about the partnership with Monsanto in the call but asked about it in an email later. So we should have some information about it by Monday. I think we ow it to our community to have that clear.
Here is a PDF document about their event last year
###Update on “Monsanto”
Email: "Don’t worry about Monsanto… [It is not the company] …
In Portugal , Monsanto is a green park. lol, lol , and there is also a
village up in the north called Monsanto . Nothing to do with the
multinational with the same name…
Monsanto Park is the largest Lisbon green park where we are going to
organize, as GreenFest, a two days event for the very first time."