Submission topicsTopics of interest for the summit include, but are not limited to:
- Lessons learned from past projects
- Legal and intellectual property implications of open-source hardware
- Means of supporting collaboration and community interaction
- Distributed development and its relationship to physical goods
- Digital fabrication (e.g. laser cutters and 3D printers)
- Software design tools (CAD / CAM)
- DIY technology
- Ways to share information about hardware that’s not captured in source files
- Business models
- Manufacturing on demand
- Competition and collaboration
- Sustainability of open hardware products (e.g. how to unmake things)
- Industrial design
- “open-washing” (green washing for open source)
- Open-hardware in the enterprise
- Specific product domains: e.g. science, agriculture, communications, medicine
Types of submissionsYou may submit proposals for one or more of the following formats:
- Expected duration for talks is between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the number and quality of submissions.
- We expect all talks to be plenary (i.e. presented to the entire summit audience).
- Talk submissions primarily containing marketing for a product will not be accepted. However, talks that share knowledge and insight derived from work on commercial products are welcome.
- Depending on submissions, there may be an opportunity to organize breakout sessions with smaller groups (5-40) to discuss a particular topic
- We expect breakout sessions to occur during a single time-slot of approximately 1 to 2 hours.
- Breakout session submissions should include an overview of the content and plan for the session.
- You are encouraged to co-author breakout session submissions with other interested parties but sessions will be open to general summit attendees.
- This is a casual show and tell session that will take place during the end-of-day drinks.
- You are encouraged to include pictures as part of your demo submissions.
- Please include all demo requirements: amount and type of space (e.g. “one 3×3 foot table and one chair” or “a 5 × 5 section of wall with at least 10 feet in front of it”), power requirements (note: we cannot provide any power adaptors). Please keep in mind this is an informal project demo, and complex requirements/constraints (internet, light/sound conditions etc) will be difficult to accommodate.
- It will be your responsibility to carry/assemble/set up/disassemble your demo. We cannot provide any support for the receiving, storing, or shipping of demos.
- Note: If submitting a project demo, Your project MUST be working by the time of the summit.
- Submissions should be formatted as plain text of no more than 1,000 words in length and include ALLof the following:
- The type of submission (talk, breakout session, or demo)
- A title
- A bio of the speaker(s) (That’s you!)
- What you intend to talk about, the topic for your breakout session, or a description of your demo
- An explanation the importance of your submission to the open-hardware community
- A maximum of TWO photos that help explain your topic of submission (optional)