Open Space Technology

Many unconferences are based on the open space technology method. I believe churches and Christian organisations could learn a great deal by adopting some of this theory at events. Open-space technology (OST) is an approach for hosting meetings, conferences, corporate-style retreats, and community summit events, focused on a specific and important purpose or task—but beginningContinue reading “Open Space Technology”

unconference example 2 – BARCAMP

BarCamp is an international network of user-generated unconferences. They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, includingContinue reading “unconference example 2 – BARCAMP”

unconference example 1 – FOOCAMP

Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O’Reilly Media. O’Reilly describes it as “the wiki of conferences”, where the program is developed by the attendees at the event, using big whiteboard schedule templates that can be rewritten or overwritten by attendees to optimize the schedule. The goal of the event is toContinue reading “unconference example 1 – FOOCAMP”