Category Archives: unconference

Culture Shifting

Culture is shifting. Top down hierarchical organizations are being ousted by flatter, more social, and participatory organizations that can discover and optimize value flows — thanks to the ability to use social methods to empower anyone within the organization as … Continue reading

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Facilitation at MassTLC

Kaliya and I have been working with the Mass Technology Leadership Council. For the past few years they have been doing an unConference on Innovation in the Boston area.   MassTLC uses a combination of Open Space Technology and hybrid … Continue reading

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Want to see us in action?

We have two unConferences coming up in the next couple of weeks and we invite you to come to one of them.   The first is the Internet Identity Workshop: October 18-20, 2011 in Mountain View, CA.   The second … Continue reading

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Unconference Ignite Talk

I gave this talk at the Bay Area Ignite in January 2010. It gives a great over view of what an unconference in the style I do is. All the other presenters at this Ignite evening were women and I … Continue reading

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Slides: BayCHI Human Interaction Design and Unconferences

I gave this talk several years ago at BayCHI. Human Interaction Design and Unconferneces It gives an overview of what an unconference with photos of many of the key aspects. Human Interaction Unconference View more presentations from Kaliya Hamlin.

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Welcome to the Unconference Blog!

Going to an Unconference? read this: unConferencing: How to prepare to attend an unConference. Organizing An Unconference? look at these posts: Open Space, what happens, why does it work. How to DIY Unconference Introduction to Open Space for ITU-T – … Continue reading

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Open Space on Open Space (and other methods)

This weekend I am at an Open Space on Open Space. I was part of the convening/hosting team along with Heidi Nobantu Saul, Lisa Heft and Jeff Atkin. The goal of the event is talk about Open Space with other … Continue reading

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Creating Containers for Community

I am going through my Identity Woman posts and have found some old posts that get at the heart of facilitation and creating good space. Some came before I ever began this blog. This one reflects on a disastrous event … Continue reading

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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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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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