We are @VConnecting from #CCSUMMIT on April 28-30, 2017

We Are CC-BY Your Side from The Creative Commons Global Summit in Toronto

“Toronto skyline” flickr photo by Michael Cavén https://flickr.com/photos/mcaven/2800881676 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

The CN Tower makes Toronto look like it’s always got its hand up, wanting to share a thought or ask a question. This helps to make Toronto a very fitting setting for an event all about sharing. Virtually Connecting will be coming to you from the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit in Toronto, Canada on April 28-30, 2017.

We are excited to offer six opportunities to connect virtually to the event and converse with the people at the #CCSummit. We have onsite buddies Alan Levine, Helen DeWaard, Alek Tarkowski, Rajiv Jhangiani, Jenni Hayman and Terry Greene connecting you through virtual buddies Christian Friedrich, Ken Bauer, Joe Murphy, and maybe Christina Hendricks (TBA session).

Virtually Connecting sessions allow virtual participants to engage in conversations with onsite participants – it’s mostly informal, like a conference hallway chat.

If you’re interested in joining any of the Virtually Connecting sessions,  please sign up using this form or you can tweet us @vconnecting or leave a comment below. We’ll ask for your email address so we can send you a link to the session just before it goes live. Title times are local to the conference site; scroll below to find the times adjusted for your time zones and the links to watch the sessions live or recorded, if you can’t make it into the session itself.

If you’re new to Virtually Connecting, read more about us here.

Here is the schedule (Twitter handles are all in the tags for this post).

Friday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m. EDT with Doug Belshaw, Laura Hilliger, Clint Lalonde and Trebor Scholz

Onsite buddies Alan Levine, Helen DeWaard & Terry Greene, virtual buddies Joe Murphy & Christian Friedrich.

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Saturday, April 29th at 1:30pm EDT with Ashe Dryden 

Onsite buddies Helen DeWaard and Terry Greene, virtual buddy Autumm Caines

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Saturday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m. EDT with Helen Dewaard and virtual presenters Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, and Rebecca Hogue

This is a VC hangout within a session about Virtually Connecting and the ethos & practice of open conversations at conferences. Onsite buddy Alan Levine.

Terry Greene will be sharing the live broadcast at the onsite ‘Messy Market’ to showcase to conference attendees and hand out MOO cards.

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Saturday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m. EDT with Aria Chernik and Tom Callaway and virtual presenters Jesse Stommel and Kris Shaffer.

This is a VC hangout within an onsite session about charting the future of pedagogy and technology within the context of open. The presenters (Aria and Tom onsite, Jesse and Kris virtually) see this session as an explicit call to action to mobilize our efforts and realize the potential of open education at scale; thus, they are asking for robust in-person and virtual participation for a diversity of voices and perspectives. Virtual participants can also contribute via Twitter using #oecharter throughout the day and during the session.

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Sunday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. EDT with Alek Tarkowski, Lisette Kalshoven & Surprise Guests 

Alek Tarkowski will be bringing 2-3 others into the conversation about this #CCSummit track – The Future of the Commons. Onsite buddy Helen DeWaard, virtual buddy Christian Friedrich.

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Sunday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. EDT with Cable Green and Regina Gong

This will be a hallway conversation with Cable Green and others from the Spheres of Open track. Onsite buddies Helen DeWaard, Terry Greene and Jenni Hayman, virtual buddy Ken Bauer.

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More sessions TBD

Part of what makes VConnecting special is the spontaneity – onsite guests may have to join us a little later than scheduled or leave early. Onsite guests are usually only available for 20-3o mins, but virtual participants can keep going if they wish to.
(if you’re interested in the conference official livestreamed sessions, those are here)

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