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unConference

unConference
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:30am to 6:00pm
Conferences
Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT

This is the first unConference put on by Goddard's Education Program!  All are welcome to this FREE event; you may opt to pay for meals while on campus, or bring your own.

Each participant will have a voice in the topics and sessions at this UNCONFERENCE on theme, Progressive Education in Action: Passions and Challenges. Sponsored by Goddard's Education Program Alumni.

Email sarah.hooker@goddard.edu to RSVP.

How to prepare to attend an unconference by Kaliya Hamlin from Unconference.net

The unconference format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – the process will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal:

Convening a session…There are several key points about an unconference:

  • You do not need to do preparation in order to convene a session. If you get an idea the day of the event, call a session.
  • There is no ‘right way’ to lead a session. However there is a bias towards interaction and discussion.
  • Choose a format for your session will help you achieve your vision.

Join Goddard's Education Program on campus for this sharing of ideas and programs.  The unconference is free, but pre-registration is required. You can choose the $42 option that includes three meals at our locally-sourced, organic dining hall. Click Here to register for meals.