Attending my first un-conference this weekend and may be presenting. You might think that sounds vague, “might be presenting”? But that is the nature of an Un-conference. An Un-conference is unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference. They have an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time is reserved for the things the people there want to talk about.
Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, they bring participants together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. I have posted some ideas and hope to share these in discussions with the other participants who may vote for them. Looking forward to spending an inspiring day with motivated and passionate educators at Melbourne EdCamp.