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The Death Of The Unconference | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image [via: ]
"You'd think that unconference are so passé. You'd be wrong. After attending close to 70 events each & every year, the handful that stick out in my mind are the more intimate unconferences that I have taken an active part in. An unconference creates an egalitarian moment in time where people from all walks of life (& all levels within an organization) can simply share, learn, communicate & grow. To run a conference & call it an unconference is a disservice to the unconference movement. Many people don't understand this because an unconference looks & acts nothing like their traditional definition of a conference (hence the name ;). It saddens me to see how many people start w/ the right spirit of an unconference but quickly get stuck in all of the trappings of what they think will create a great event (& this—unfortunately—looks a lot like a traditional conference).

If you've never taken part in an unconference, I would encourage you to look into it... or better yet…start your own."
egalitarian  hierarchy  conferences  education  learning  deschooling  unschooling  egalitarianism  mitchjoel  2012  unconferences 
february 2012 by robertogreco
The unconference is alive | THATCamp
"the term “unconference” is sometimes used in cases where it’s hard to see what’s so “un” about the conference. I specifically remember deciding not to tweet the otherwise intriguing-sounding “Indigenous Innovation Unconference” when I saw how much they were emphasizing their six eminent speakers and how little they were emphasizing any kind of participant-driven program. Similarly, plenty of events that call themselves unconferences seem to have whole slews of presentations, which strikes me as odd."
egalitarian  hierarchy  unschooling  deschooling  self-organizedlearningenvironment  self-organizedlearning  informality  open  rules  copyleft  mitchjoel  haroldbloom  free  amandafrench  2012  edcamp  thatcamp  unconferences 
february 2012 by robertogreco

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