Unconference

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The first Unconference @ Ulearn - Already Hard into discussion


Newsletter Story - The Unbelievable Unconference


Ever wondered just how those keynote speakers pick up the courage to Present to large groups of people in such a laid back way? Well we would love to teach you but that is not possible, courage does not come in a textbook, you need to just stand up and do it yourself. There is a new opportunity however, one that has never been tried at Ulearn before, if you want to pitch an attempt as a keynote speaker or just swing a blow of opinion or argument and maybe even sit in the stands as a spectator, you can be involved in some sort of way. This is the unconference, and I will explain how it works and how to get involved.

ULearn’s very first unconference will take place on Friday 10 October during breakouts 6-7. An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is created and managed by the participants during the course of the event. It is a BYO session in which delegates can introduce a topic, discuss an opinion, or share a viewpoint about a subject.
The principles of 'Open Space' unconferences are:
  1. Whoever comes are the right people.
  2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
  3. Whenever it starts is the right time.
  4. Whenever it is over it is over.

And, finally, the Law of Two Feet is a guide to people attending an unconference: "If you are not learning or contributing, it is your responsibility to respectfully find another place to be."
Remember that whoever comes to your session will depend on who is present at the time, and whatever happens on the day is meant to happen! You can attend for one or both sessions, so register now and think about what you might like to talk about, then be ready to share your ideas at the unconference!