Call for Submissions open!

Call for Submissions open!

The Call for Submissions for our summer event is now open. It's free to attend and it's easy to submit a session. The deadline for submission, July 14th, is only a few weeks away.

This year, we are taken a new approach to conferencing, and instead of asking you to join us in a lecture theatre or on screen, we are heading to the airwaves for the first ever DS106 Radio Summer Camp.

Starting on Monday, August 12th, we’ll be taking to the airwaves with live shows featuring edtech storytelling, lively discussions and our year in music. Every day for a week there’ll be live sessions sharing adventures in Higher Education and beyond as we celebrate the end of this academic year and gather our energy for the new term. Jump into the cool, refreshing pool of DS106 inspiration!

How to take part

DS106 Radio Summer Camp is designed to free you from your screen and enjoy your summer whilst listening to inspiring stories around our virtual campfire. 

To take part, simply register and look out for the joining instructions the week before the event. During camp week, tune in to DS106 Radio and enjoy. 

Call for Speakers and Submissions

The Call for Speakers is open until July 14th. We are excited to hear from you about all things open edtech, stories about how you are reclaiming your digital domain and the trials and tribulations you encountered along the way. 

The themes for the event are: 

  1. Theme 1: Tell the story of your year … in words and/or music. Look back at the last academic year and share your highs and lows, what excited you and your students or colleagues; 
  2. Theme 2: What’s cooking on your campfire?! Pick this theme if you have a tasty (ed) technical innovation to share, lessons learnt or a question for our audience; 
  3. Theme 3: Open and federated! We are on a mission to reclaim our socials, and if you are interested in open or federated communities, networks, newsletters and more, this is your theme; 
  4. Theme 4: Radio ramble. Do you have something to share with the group… or something on your mind that you want to unpick… musings, idle ramblings, poetry slams and walking tours are welcome here. 

It’s free to speak and everyone is welcome. Our schedule for the summer camp includes a number of activities and formats: 

  • Speaker session: an hour of storytelling or interview with one speaker hosted by a moderator from Team Reclaim;
  • Discussion Session: discussion hour with 2-3 contributors talking about a common theme hosted by a moderator from Team Reclaim;  
  • Music + Talk: Guests bring music or make requests, plus chat in an informal format, guest by a guest DJ or a moderator from Team Reclaim; 
  • Open DJs & campfire socials (each day after the end of the formal schedule).

For most sessions, Team Reclaim will act as host and moderator, so all you need to do is to join a call via a conferencing platform. If you are keen to learn more about internet radio broadcasting, let us know when you register!

Submit a session.

Listen to the first summer camp broadcast

Earlier this week, we were live on DS106Radio to share our excitement about the summer camp. We talk through how to take part, introduce the themes and session formats ... and play some fun tunes along the way. Thanks to everyone who listened in, sent us suggestions on the hashtag and signed up during the show.

If you missed us live, then here is the recording for your listening pleasure:

First DS106 Radio Summer Camp broadcast