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Public Lab organizers

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Public Lab organizers are community members who are leaders in the Public Lab community, and have an interest in the way our community collaborates and grows. Typically but not exclusively, these are people who are both key organizers in their local communities as well as key contributors to the broader Public Lab community through work on things such as the website and communications. Organizers often host events or moderate discussion lists, and help shepherd the Public Lab community in other ways. The organizers list is always expanding; anyone can be nominated or nominate themselves, see below for how to join.

Resources for organizers

The Public Lab organizers group serves to connect organizers with each other and enable collaboration on overarching initiatives and other topics related to broad Public Lab community development rather than simply research (which is discussed on the main Public Lab list). Organizers communicate on a google group and through open weekly calls to collaborate with each other and the non-profit. Organizers are able to add events to the /events calendar and access resources such as printed materials, event support and project support.

How to join

  • Fill out your profile page with a bio, ideally highlighting your interests and work in the Public Lab community
  • Email your profile link to, including: 1) your request to be nominated, 2) a few words on how the Public Lab's methods and tools contributed to your work and explorations, and 3) links to one or more research notes you've created.
  • You will either be contacted by an existing organizer to followup or you may simply receive a "Welcome to the organizers list" email.

The Organizer's Handbook

The Organizer's Handbook includes resources, benefits, and responsibilities of being a Public Lab organizer.

Active Members

Currently there are 67 organizers from 9 countries:

Inactive Members

The organizers group recognizes that, at times, the responsibilities of being a Public Lab organizer fall behind other demands. Organizers can, at any point, define their status as active or inactive as their commitments and activity in the group changes.

Past Nominations

To view old nominations in full, see


Formative research note on this topic