Open Collective
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One Week Left Until Augment Minds 2021
Published on July 18, 2021 by Paul Bricman

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up for Augment Minds 2021! We hope this will be an opportunity to connect with other interesting people working in the field and exchange ideas about developing transformative tools for thought. Please find useful information about the event below. 


  • 15:00 UTC / 8:00 PDT: Opening Talk (Auditorium)
  • 15:30 UTC / 8:30 PDT: Lightning Talks (Auditorium)
  • 16:30 UTC / 9:30 PDT: Scheduling (Auditorium)
  • 17:00 UTC / 10:00 PDT: Hosted Sessions (Breakout Rooms)
  • 18:00 UTC / 11:00 PDT: Hosted Sessions (Breakout Rooms)
  • 18:30 UTC / 11:30 PDT: Hosted Sessions (Breakout Rooms)
  • 19:00 UTC / 12:00 PDT: Hosted Sessions (Breakout Rooms)
  • 19:30 UTC / 12:30 PDT: Hosted Sessions (Breakout Rooms)
  • 20:00 UTC / 13:00 PDT: Closing Talk (Auditorium)
The schedule is still subject to change. 

Lightning Talk Speaker Line-Up

During the lightning talks, experts from diverse angles will share their views on tools for thought in a fast-paced way. We're excited to finally share the speaker line-up for this series of lightning talks:

Host a Session

After the lightning talks, participants will be able to host their own custom "breakout" sessions about building or using tools for thought. If you're excited about a certain aspect of such tools, we encourage you to host your own session! A few ideas include:
  • a group discussion on challenges you're facing in designing tools for thought
  • a quick demo of an open source tool for thought you've been working on in your organization
  • a short talk introducing a technology, followed by a discussion on possible use cases in the field
  • a brainstorming session on how tools for thought could help in a specific type of knowledge work
  • a quick chat on organizing events on the topic 
You'll be able to propose hosted sessions starting from two days before the event and up until the scheduling activity which follows the lightning talks (see schedule above). This will happen through a custom form which will be sent out together with the instructions for accessing the Gather Town scape (see below).

If you plan on hosting a session, the following might be helpful. There will be 30min and 1h time slots which you can choose from. Four private rooms will support up to four parallel sessions at a time, so expect ~20 attendees (a good session title and description should help attract people interested in your topic). You'll be able to share your screen and use a whiteboard during your hosted session.

Feel free to share your hosted session idea with your peers and invite them to take part in it!

The Gather Town Scape

We'll be sending out an update with instructions for accessing the Gather Town scape two days before the event. In the meantime, you can try out an official Gather Town demo to familiarize yourself with the mechanics. The auditorium is north of the lounge, while the "breakout" rooms for hosted sessions are west, south, and east of the lounge.

See you next Sunday! We hope you'll have an amazing time. Contact us if you have questions by reaching out to the people listed under "Our team" on the event page, or via the Discord server of Psionica.

Organizing Team