Eclectic Tech Carnival (/ETC) in Umeå 8-12 June 2009

/ECT 2007, Linz

/ETC is a week long gathering for women interested in technology, art and grass roots activism. At /ETC you can share experiences and search out opportunities for international collaborations through the use of technology and arts.

We will be exploring how we can use technology and art to connect with each other, deepen our understanding of each other’s political contexts, develop strategies for grass roots activism to engage public and raise awareness on gender issues in correlation to usage of technology. In short we will explore new ways of interacting by means of technology and art.

/ETC is an “on the road-event”, that is it is held in a new place each year. It was started by the organisation Genderchangers that aims to break stereotypical roles related to technology and encourage and support women to use technology, art and grass roots networks as a tool for social change.

During this 5 day long gathering there will be workshops, inspirational corners, panel discussions, field trips to local NGO’s and much more. Come to Umeå, Sweden to be a part of this dynamic platform for exchange!

Activities will take place during the afternoons and evenings at HUMlab (Umeå University). You choose if you want to get a 5 day pass or 1 day pass. A 5 day pass costs 200 SEK (18 Euro) and a 1 day pass costs 50 SEK. Dinner will be served for a reasonable (inexpensive) price…

If you want to come to /ETC, give a workshop at the Carnival, make this happen as a volunteer. If you have any questions…don’t hesitate to contact us!

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