Invitation to the Eclectic Tech Carnival in May

Inviting All Women


The seventh Eclectic Tech Carnival will be held from Sunday the 25th until Saturday the 31st of May in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The /ETC is a unique tech skill-share that has been held annually since 2002. The emphasis has always been women sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills around free software, open hardware and universal interoperability of systems in a fun way.

We are calling all women who are interested in the Eclectic Tech Carnival to register via the following form:

Registration closes at 23:59 on 1 April 2008.

Participate! Whether you want to follow the content of the event or whether you want to present a workshop, lecture, performance, playlab, intervention, exhibition, you name it (to a certain degree) at the /ETC you’re welcome.

In addition to the skill-share program, this year the Eclectic Tech Carnival will be focusing on a number of specific political issues: the “life cycle” of hardware – from mining, to labour practices in the manufacturing industry, to waste management. In addition we will explore why there seems to be so little public interest in Privacy, or lack of, on the Net. And what can we learn from the Creative Commons movement?

The participation fee of /ETC 2008 is as follows:
For all seven days: a sliding scale of 30/60/120 Euros (at your own discretion).
Per single day: 6 Euros.
The evenings will be open to the public and free of charge.

Our graded, scaled fee system aims to take into account that women are from varying contexts. This includes income, country of origin and personal priorities.

The registration fee is collected from all participants: attendees, contributors and organisers. It covers, among other things, vegan food for all.

We cannot accept payment on-line so please be prepared to pay cash, in Euros when you arrive.

We have reserved a limited number of beds in a Youth Hostel, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If there are more people in need of accommodation, we will do our best to find a bed among our friends and acquaintances in Amsterdam.

There is a discreet amount of money for those who need a travel grant. Please keep in mind that we do not reimburse flights but only [cheap] 2nd class train or bus tickets. One condition is that you need to register before April 1st 2008. We will look at each request individually.

Please feel free to contact us at any time starting immediately.

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The /ETC 2008 is organized by the Genderchangers and EYFA.

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