I’ve been invited to present at the following conferences and workshops:
2013 February – Vancouver – BC Open Data Summit – On Using Open Data for Fun and Profit
2012 October – Montréal – Philanthropic Foundations Canada – Funder Collaboration: Making it Work – Panel: Looking Ahead: What’s Next for Collaboration?
2012 September – Montréal – Civicus Assembly – How civil society can (and already does) use open data
2012 May – Montreal – Communication des grandes cause – Réseaux sociaux et causes sociétales : portrait d’utilisation et tendances d’avenir
2012 April – Montreal – Rendévous Web – Open Data : Naviguer dans la nouvelle ère des données libres
2010 February – Montreal – Web 2.You – Panel presentation “Becoming infrastructure”
2008 May – Blue Mountain Center, New York, USA – “Building the Commons into All We Do” – invited participant
2007 June – Montreal – CRACIN Final Workshop – Community partner representative panelist
2007 June – Vancouver – North America’s Wireless Cities Summit – Presentation: “Local Government getting involved in Telecoms – What gives us the right? Distilling lessons from 9 years of Community Wireless”.
2007 May – Maryland 2007 International Community Wireless Summit – Conference co-coordinator, Panel coordinator: “Citizen Hackers: Their Disappearing Role in the Community Wireless Movement” and Panelist: “Social Networks and Wireless: An Update on the Progress and Development of Social Networking Applications”
2007 May – Montreal Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference – Panelist: “Hot Spots are Chilly for Free Speech”
2007 January – Toronto – Wireless Cities Summit – Presentation: “A (quick) story of CWN’s, Cities and Infrastructural Becoming”
2006 June – California – MuniWireless: Building the MuniWireless Ecosystem Panelist: “Social Networking & Multimedia Services”
2006 May – Florence, Italy – Municipal Wireless – La città Wireless – Presentation: “Civic responsability for Wireless Infrastructure”
2006 April – Missouri – The National Summit for Community Wireless Networking: Imagine & Implement – Panel Coordinator: “WiFiDog, Île Sans Fil, and Hacking Your City”
2006 March – Toronto – CRACIN: Workshop #4 : Integrating Research for Sustaining Community Networking Initiatives – Community partner panelist
2005 September – London, UK – FUTURE WIRELESS:practical.discourse.creative – Wireless utopia or dysfunctional dystopia? – Panelist: “WSFII ‘Stories From The Front’”
2005 September – Toronto – Mobileactive – the first global strategy meeting of activists using mobile phones for civic action and engagement – Guest participant
2005 April – Montreal – L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec – Libraries on the Cutting Edge – “Wifi and Libraries”
2005 May – Banff – Banff New Media Institute Bodies in Play – discussing the development and evaluation of computer-based experiences and tools for mobile applications – Guest participant + presenter
2005 May – Winnipeg – Paving the Road to Tunis – WSIS II: Canada’s Civil Society Views on the Geneva Plan of Action and the Prospects for Phase II – Guest participant
2005 May – Montreal – Mobile Digital Commons Network Symposium – Sampling the Spectrum: the Aesthetics, Practice and Poetics of Mobile Technology – Presentation: “Privileging the Local”
2005 Feb – Vancouver – 2005 Summit: Strategic Use of Information Communication Technology by Communities + CRACIN : Workshop #3 : Community Networking and Civic Participation – Community partner panelist
2004 Nov – Ottawa – CRACIN Workshop #2: Learning from Experience – Community partner panelist
2004 May – Ottawa – BSD Canada Developing a wireless community group: a social and technical perspective
(in addition to small panels + workshops around Montreal)
2012 – Selected as an “Emerging Entrepreneur” by the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation
ARNOVA 2012 – paper was presented by co-author – Philanthropy’s New World of Open and Linked Data: Toward Mapping an Aggregate View of Charity Financing in Canada. Susan D. Phillips, Carleton University; Michael Lenczner – 2012 – 11
Technology Innovation Management Review – From Stories to Evidence: How Mining Data Can Promote Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector 2012 – 06 – Co-author
Linux Journal – The HAL Project – 2007 – 01 – Co-author
Linux Journal – Wireless Portals with Wifidog – 2005-10
World Summit Free Information Infrastructures : Free Networks WhyTo – 2005 – Spring – for publication.
Michael has been interviewed for over 40 articles because of his work with Montréal Ouvert and Ile Sans Fil. Interviews include CBC radio, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette and La Presse. To read the some of these please visit the ISF press page.
an interview with michael lenczner is a fun interview done by David McCallum.
and a conversation I had with Jon Udel, someone I very much look up to.
An interdisciplinary team of academic researchers and community and government partners engaging in in-depth case studies of public/community-based ICT initiatives in order to document and assess the various models, best practices and benefits of public ICT infrastructure provision in Canada.
Involvement : Community partner representative
CRACIN brings together community informatics researchers, community networking practitioners and government policy specialists from across Canada to investigate the status and achievements of community-based information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives in Canada.
Involvement – community partner representative, participated in 5 workshops across Canada, and research assistant.
Espace de recherche et d’expérimentation sociotechnique à l’intersection interdisciplinaire de l’informatique libre et de la communication médiatisée par ordinateur (CMO).
Involvement : Researcher + community partner representative.
2004-2006 – Mobile Digital Commons Network(MDCN)
The MDCN is a collaborative research project launched by Concordia University, and the Banff New Media Institute, funded by Canadian Heritage. The Network is made up of six interrelated projects, exploring: flexible interfaces for wireless technologies; examining the transformation of urban and non-urban space through the creation of responsive and content-aware environments; investigating the relationship between geographical data with virtual information systems and mobile devices; developing and evaluating new strategies for collaboration; and facilitating technology transfer through tool development, content creation, social networking and cultural research with wireless technologies.
Involvement : Community partner representative, participated and presented at 2 conferences, web consultant.
2003 – DigitalGirls.org
Digital Girls examines the everyday digital experience of girls in Canada, South Africa, and the U.K, and highlights the need for girls’ voices to be recognized, acknowledged, and given influence as citizens of a globally networked world.
Involvement : Collaborator and web consultant
Social and cultural analysis of digital games and gaming cultures based at Concordia University.
Involvement : Research Assistant and web consultant