Unconference Sessions

What is an Unconference?

The OW2 unconference sessions are facilitated, participant-driven conference sessions centered on a theme or purpose relating to the OW2 community. 

No one ever just “attends” an unconference. The spirit of it is that we are all equal, able to share our knowledge or help in any which way we feel will best serve the community.  Instead of passive listening, all attendees and organizers are encouraged to become participants, with discussion leaders providing moderation and structure for attendees.

Unconferences work because everyone attending wants the same outcome: to learn more and share with their peers.

How to prepare/participate?

Attendees must give a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen.

Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. The people present at the event will select the demos or presentations they want to see.

Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can’t be present.

When will Unconference Sessions take place?

The following slots will be available:
- November 24, afternoon (from 01:30 to 06:00pm - possibly 4 slots)
- November 25, morning (from 10:00am to 01pm - possibly 3 slots)
- November 25, afternoon (from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm - possibly 3 slots)

References:
Wikipedia
Techtarget
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/BarCamp_-_How_to_Run_Your_Own/The_rules_of_BarCamp
http://www.gypsybandito.com/unconference-explained/
http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/open-source/toward-a-definition-of-open-source-events-barcamp-and-the-unconference-2

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