On the morning of Tuesday, September 12th, all Solution Developers Conference attendees are invited to participate in an “unconference.”
What’s an “unconference”?
Unconferences have been described as “networking on steroids.” They are the ultimate peer-to-peer discussion experience.
An unconference consists of ad-hoc discussion groups that you nominate and help facilitate. Unconferences are relevant – because you choose the topics. They are useful – because you can provide the best insights into real-world challenges and issues. And, unconferences are fun!
Setting the Unagenda
At the Global Summit, we will have a “Big Board O’Topics.” Stop by on Sunday or Monday to post a topic you would like to discuss. Topics can be just about anything, but there are a few guidelines:
• Topics should be work-related. The “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” discussion should happen poolside, not at the Unconference.
• Topics should be something your peers might care about. Issues or questions that are specific to you alone can be asked and answered in the Developer Zone.
• Topics should not be a thinly veiled sales pitch.
There will be facilitators at the Unconference table to help you refine/expand/tweak your suggestions, and come up with a snappy but informative title for the discussion. Facilitators will also suggest combining topics if there seem to be duplicates.
Once you get the green light from a facilitator, your suggestion will be posted on the Big Board O’Topics. Global Summit attendees will be able to “like” topics so that we get an idea of which is most interesting to people. On Monday evening, the most popular discussions will be assembled into the Unagenda
At the Unconference
On Tuesday morning, the fun begins! Check the Unagenda (online and on the Big Board O’Topics) for the time and place of discussions that interest you. Go and participate! It is assumed that the person who proposed each topic will kick off the discussion, but other than that, there are no rules.
Wait! There is one rule:
THE LAW OF TWO FEET
If, during the course of the gathering, you find yourself neither learning nor contributing, you must use your feet to go to some more productive place.