So, you’re coming to Edcamp Leadership…
Part of an ongoing series about this event intended to anticipate and answer questions, share perspective and set expectations – so that every attendee has the best unconference experience possible!
So, you’re coming to Edcamp Leadership … you may be wondering … what exactly have you gotten yourself into?
From the data we have, this will be the first unconference many of you. That’s terrific! It may, as a result however, also be a little unsettling for you. Let’s start at the beginning, the schedule process.
The First Question We Usually Get…
The first thing people new to unconferences want to know is “who’s presenting?” or “what’s on the agenda?”
You can find a quick overview of the schedule for the day right here but basically, the beauty of an unconference is that nothing is planned in advance.
We’ll all meet for breakfast, and there will be a space in the back of the room where we’ll have a grid set up like the picture above.
Anyone interested in leading a conversation about a topic simply writes the title of their talk on a card and tapes it on the wall.
Important note: leave your PowerPoint slides at home! While we will have projectors in many of the rooms for discussion leaders to use, the point of an unconference is to have a conversation – not listen to someone give a presentation.
Eventually, all the slots get filled up. We then build a Google Spreadsheet, like this. When it’s finished, people can access it online. We’ll even have a printed brochure for you to handwrite in your session choices if you want.
Really. That’s all there is to it. Further questions? Ask away!
Next up, a post about how the schedule process actually works in detail…