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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!


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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Keeping up with the sustainability trends…

As I manoeuvre myself for a move back to Canada, I’m increasingly realizing the importance of staying up to  date with the latest trends on sustainability & business.  Figuring out your career path is no easy task;)

Aside from reading the news & blogs, I try to keep an eye on the big consulting firms’ reports.

This one from McKinsey came in my mail this morning. Some good numbers to look to.

How companies manage sustainability: McKinsey Global Survey results

Most companies are not actively managing sustainability, even though executives think it’s important to a variety of corporate activities. Those that do are reaping benefits for themselves and for society.

I feel like that’s good news for someone like me:)

Taking a deeper look, McKinsey Quarterly has some good sections on climate change, business in society and growth & innovation.

On another note.. and this deserves its own post completely…

UNCONFERERNCE JYVÄSKYLÄ 2010 NEXT FRIDAY! (yep, putting those Art of Hosting skills to test with our first Open Space Tech for business of social & env change)


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