Bringing in the Unconference to Jyväskylä FRIDAY APRIL 16th @ Turbiinitalo (9-15)

What’s this unconference I just blogged about you ask? 🙂

An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centred around a theme or purpose. It’s the opposite of a traditional conference.

  • You help decide the content.
  • It’s a pick-and-mix programme.
  • The law of two feet. If you don’t like a session move on until you find one that engages you.
  • A marketplace of ideas, many-to-many rather than one-to-many.

No more boring conferences (re: listen through a powerpoint, clap, maybe hear a few questions, repeat – yeah! Coffee time thank god! – go back in and listen to more powerpoints.)

The unconference format is more like a somewhat structured coffee break.  In event terms, we’ll be doing 2 open space technology sessions – my first in hosting one but with an experience Monkey by my side;)

Its an answer to the overlapping networking events in the area and a way to save resources for all of those who need to organize a new event. Here, there is no “one organizer”. It’s an event for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. You get what you put in!

REGISTRATION & SESSIONS & MORE INFO:

WIKI-      http://bit.ly/JKL_unconf
FACEBOOK – http://bit.ly/dmtu7B

If you wanna get inspired about what an unconference looks like (will tell you upfront that ours won’t be as big as this… maybe in a few years;) take a look at the SHINE UNCONFERENCE in London.

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