Author Archives: Kaliya

Open Space Learning Opportunity

My friend Lisa Heft is putting on an Open Space Learning Workshop in December 9-11, 2009 in San Francisco, California USA This is how she describes the workshop: Open Space is a dialogic method where one facilitator can convene from … Continue reading

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Candidates Forum 2.0 for District 10 Special Election

This all has come together in the last week because of a conversation that happened at Transparency Camp (more about that below). I and 3 of my facilitator friends are helping with this unconventional candidates forum in District 10. 2009 … Continue reading

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Making Transparancy Camp Better

After attending the Community Leadership Summit (CLS), Danese Cooper suggested that I begin writing reviews of conferences that I attend. I have facilitated almost 100 unconferences and since I attended my first conference Siggraph ‘97, I have attended about 300 … Continue reading

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Facilitating unconference agenda creation Step-by-Step

There are many steps to creating a great unconference or camp. Many happen before getting to this step, but once you have 50-300 people in a room, what do you do to support people creating a whole day or multi-day … Continue reading

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Facilitating Games for Innovation

This Friday I am going to be co-facilitating a day of learning and exchange about Innovation, Design and Serious Games Exchange this Friday in San Francisco. I would like to invite you all to participate. It will be an open … Continue reading

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If the agenda is pre-set it isn’t an unconference!

I think I have said this before but need to speak out about it again. If you set the entirety of your agenda ahead of time whether via wiki or via mailing list – it is NOT an unconference. The … Continue reading

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Unconferences Cover article of Convene Magazine

For those of you who have never heard of Convene magazine it is for the “Professional Convention Management Association” The cover says “Lights! Content! Action! : The unconference, the virtually boundless meeting and other scenes from the content revolution p.46” … Continue reading

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On unconferences and money

I haven’t written that much about unconferences and money – for the upcoming She’s Geeky Conference for women in technology, we were getting a some push back about the event costing $118 for two days at the regular registration price. … Continue reading

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MassTLC unConference

I am heading out to Boston next week to facilitate the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Innovation ’08 Conference. An article was written in the Boston Globe this week Tech Leaders Hope “unConference” will inspire entrepreneurs I was interviewed by the … Continue reading

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Online Community Unconference – it’s going to be great

I am really excited about the upcoming Online Community Unconference. Registration on Event Brite. The cost is $195 and well worth it. I really respect the long term engagement that Forum One has had in this space – convening events … Continue reading

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