OggCamp is more than just a bunch of talks. Although the talks are, of course, awesome. It’s a whole weekend of fun. Here’s what we’ve got planned.


OggCamp is an unconference, and it only happens because of its attendees. Alongside our scheduled track, we’ll have 3 tracks which will be decided on the day. This means we need you to come along and offer a talk about your project, hobby, experiences, or opinions. Anything related to Free Culture is welcome, including Free and Open Source Software, Creative Commons works, hardware hacking, or any collaborative activity.  Please check out the Talk Guidelines page ahead of the event for guidance about tone, content, and set-up.

Of course, speaking isn’t compulsory. If you only want to come along to enjoy the talks, exhibition and parties, you’re just as welcome!

We will have a system in place to manage the talks on the day. Slots will be 30 minutes long, and you can have a maximum of 2 slots (i.e. 1 hour) for your talk. If you need any help submitting your talk, our crew will be on hand to help. There will also be some sessions of shorter “lightning” talks.


Friday 18th October

The pre-OggCamp party will be on Friday evening at the LEAF Cafe and Bar on Bold Street.  We’ll be arriving from about 8pm, look for the tall scouser in the cowboy hat.

Saturday 19th October

Doors at 9:30am. Bring your tickets and get registered, start proposing talks!

There will be a scheduled speaker track in the main room, and 3 unconference tracks. What’s an unconference track? These tracks are put together by you, the lovely OggCampers. You will be able to propose talks on the day. This is always exciting as we never know quite what talks are going to come up!

The scheduled talks (on the main stage where the Welcome/orientation session happens) will be as follows:

1030 Welcome
1100 Javier Ruiz (ORG) – PRISM and Mass Surveillance: a turning point
1200 Barney Brown – Inside the Intercontinental Music Lab
1300 Lunch/Geeknic
1400 FreakyClown – How I rob banks and why YOU should be scared
1500 Lightning Talks
1530 Set-up
1600 Live Show
1700 Close

Please note that as with all things at OggCamp, stage times are subject to change.

As well as the talks, there will be a cafe provided by the LEAF Cafe and Bar and a bunch of exhibitors showing off cool stuff. And probably one or two surprises.

Saturday Evening

We’re having a party at The Racquet Club Hotel in Liverpool from 7:30pm until late.  A chance to chill out with your fellow OggCampers! The Raquet club is a 15-20 minute walk from the venue, in the heart of Liverpool.

There will be free food provided – we’ll do our best to cater for meat eaters and vegetarians, but if you’ve got specific dietary requirements we can’t promise to cover everyone.  There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby if you’d prefer to make your own arrangements.

Sunday 20th October

As Saturday. Doors open 10am.

1045 Welcome Back
1100 Alison Chaiken – Developing Automotive Linux
1200 Gary Smailes – Open Publishing
1300 Lunch/Geeknic
1400 Panel Discussion with your host, Mr Dan Lynch
1500 Raffle!
1600 Fin

Please note that as with all things at OggCamp, stage times are subject to change.

Sunday Evening

We’ll probably retire to a bar in Liverpool for some informal drinks and a post-mortem, details such as they are will be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Sound awesome? What are you waiting for? Go and get your tickets.

Keep an eye on this page and our twitter feed for any updates and changes.