Open Central is a one day intensive version of the Open programme, hosted at Senate House in central London.
Participants should bring a fully charged laptop to gain full benefit from this programme.
Comprising the core elements of the Open programme in a shorter, non-residential package, the day includes interactive sessions on building interdisciplinary collaborations, mapping pathways to impact, engaging the public, podcasting, handling radio interviews and new media, and finding collaborative partners.
In this lively session participants explore the potential for finding a collaborative partner in the room. With their new partner they will generate a new project idea.
During this session participants will interview potential new members for their collaboration and grow the membership of their collaboration from the initial two members to four.
Pathways to impact
Participants explore the pathways through which they might connect their core membership to a wider periphery of interested parties, increasing the likelihood of generating social or economic impact from their work.
Translating your work into audio
This session provides an introduction to podcasting and handling media interviews. What are the benefits of engaging with auditory media and what is the context of podcasting within the impact agenda? Does your work have a unique sound? How can it be translated into a podcast or radio presentation?
Participants, in their new collaborative groups, will together produce a short podcast describing their work. This session will introduce Audacity, the leading open source audio editor, and participants will plan, script, record and edit a full podcast.
Registration is not required for Open Central. Just turn up!