Category Archives: unconference

Facilitating unconference agenda creation Step-by-Step

There are many steps to creating a great unconference or camp. Many happen before getting to this step, but once you have 50-300 people in a room, what do you do to support people creating a whole day or multi-day … Continue reading

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If the agenda is pre-set it isn’t an unconference!

I think I have said this before but need to speak out about it again. If you set the entirety of your agenda ahead of time whether via wiki or via mailing list – it is NOT an unconference. The … Continue reading

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Unconferences Cover article of Convene Magazine

For those of you who have never heard of Convene magazine it is for the “Professional Convention Management Association” The cover says “Lights! Content! Action! : The unconference, the virtually boundless meeting and other scenes from the content revolution p.46” … Continue reading

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On unconferences and money

I haven’t written that much about unconferences and money – for the upcoming She’s Geeky Conference for women in technology, we were getting a some push back about the event costing $118 for two days at the regular registration price. … Continue reading

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MassTLC unConference

I am heading out to Boston next week to facilitate the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Innovation ’08 Conference. An article was written in the Boston Globe this week Tech Leaders Hope “unConference” will inspire entrepreneurs I was interviewed by the … Continue reading

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Marketplace Covers Unconferences

Last night I got several pings from friends who heard me on the last 5 seconds of Marketplace for the piece airing today on unconferences. I was interviewed by a correspondent of theirs during MacWorld in January. I hope they … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditional Talking Heads

A friend of mine in the facilitation world, Tree Bressen — along with Debby Sugerman and the Sunrise Facilitation collective — has written a paper about the Possibilities for Transformational Conferences. Let’s assume that you are going to succeed at … Continue reading

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OpenEco Energy Camp

I am really looking forward to this event. I was pulled in at the last minuet to facilitate the open space agenda creation process (I didn’t design the flow of the day). As part of the Planetwork Community I have … Continue reading

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Open Space and the Pre-Programmed Conference

Arron Fulkerson has a belated blog post up about DefragCon. He says this: The Open Space sessions really didn’t work at DefragCon. If only Kaliya were there. The thing is I was asked early on by Eric to participate in … Continue reading

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Amazing (un)conference Spaces: Mohonk Mountain House

Today I am at the Mohonk Mountain House in NY State for the New York Association of Independent Schools Technology Manager and Librarian unconference. The facility is just amazing it is an old wood building with deep character and history. … Continue reading

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