Reclaim Open: Webs Past, Present, and Future

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I don’t think I have posted yet about Reclaim Open, so let me fix that now and forever! Reclaim Hosting‘s 4th bi-annual conference will take place next year on June 5th, 6th, and 7th in Fredericksburg, VA. As luck and planning would have it, the event coincides with our 10th anniversary as a company, so we decided to go back to where it all started: UMW! To make the deal that much sweeter, there will also be an anniversary/birthday bash at Reclaim Arcade to celebrate this momentous occasion.

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But if you are still not convinced to make the journey, my final plea will be to join us not only for a 3-day event (1 for the un-conference, two for the show, three for the celebration let’s go, go, go), but also be part of a micro-history in the making as we’ll be coordinating a DIY documentary to try and capture the past/present/future of the open web as lived and witnessed by many of the folks on the ground. For example, it would be a lot of fun to bring together a panel of folks from UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) during the Web 2.0 years to help anchor that moment of the web and acknowledge its importance for the very existence of Reclaim Hosting, right?

Andy Rush may or may not be involved 🙂

I’m absolutely thrilled for this, not only is it akin to a homecoming, but the prospect of re-connecting with so many amazing people that we’ve collaborated with over the years is truly exciting. In the new year we will also begin announcing three brilliant keynotes speakers, each of whom will be focusing on one of the three temporal conditions of our event, namely past, present, and future of the open web. It’s going to be an event for the ages, even accounting for my bias. If you have attended any of our previous events you know there is a there there, and we will bring our A-game x10 because this represents the culmination of a decade of Reclaiming. And if the Fediverse is any indicator, we’re all just getting started on yet another reclaiming journey, if I may be so bold, sir. I hope to see you there, and you can read more about it and submit a session through our absolutely stunning conference website–the combination of a Lauren Hanks design with Bryan Mathers art is formidable!

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2 Responses to Reclaim Open: Webs Past, Present, and Future

  1. Nice! That reclaiming innovation video connected in my head to another maybe-Andy-Rush-involved video series recorded at UMW…

    • Reverend says:

      First, we can use that as content for the documentary, maybe? Second, why don;t you come join the now skeleton documentary crew of myself and the illustrious Andy Rush? You free the first week in June, Dr? 🙂

      Big fan!!!

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