What is an Unconference anyway?
An 'unconference' is a gathering which aims to provide an open and creative conversation on a topic of mutual interest to surface their collective knowledge, share ideas and insights, and gain a deeper understanding of the subject and the issues involved. It is unlike a normal conference, as there is no pre-planned agenda, no central organisation, no fixed speakers, and no eye-watering price tag!
We plan to have four rooms where we can have discussions about all the topics suggested by the attendees. This will be confirmed whenever we have the themes available, so please look out for our email updates!
How does it work?
But surely that'll never work? Well, you might think that, but there is already a very long list of very successful unconferences. In London, we have XP Day and the LJC Open Conference, and outside London, the SoCraTes (un)conference, to name but three. More famous examples include BarCamp (worldwide) and even UKGovCamp!
The rules of the Unconference
There aren't many rules.
You must be nice to everyone. Yes, everyone. Even if you don't agree with them!
There are no presenters at Unconference, only participants
There are no spectators at Unconference, only participants
Everyone is here to learn, and to contribute