As part of this year’s Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference 2014, BELIEVE, we are gearing up for KSUNcon 2014! Get ready for an amazing, social event filled with interesting conversations with like minded people who want to connect, learn and share! It’s going to be UNbelievable!
When: June 2, 2014
Where: Blaisdell Center, Maui Room
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.
What’s an Unconference?
At an unconference there is no set agenda or scheduled keynotes. Nor are there any formal presentations. It’s all about conversations. Attendees meet, share ideas, and have conversations based on interest. If you want to share your ideas, sign up to speak. If you want to hear the ideas of others being shared, sign up to attend a session. No preparation needed!
Basic Rules of an UNconference
To give you a better idea of how an UNconference works, we want to share the basic rules that guide the day. UNconferences are based on the BarCamp model, and the BarCamp model is based on what is referred to as “Open Space Technology Workshops” where the participants design and drive the day.
The Rule of Two Feet
- If people find themselves in situations where they are neither learning nor contributing, they are responsible for moving to another place — using their two feet to find a place where their participation is more meaningful.
- Whoever comes are the right people- This reinforces the wisdom to achieve solutions is present in the room.
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have- This keeps the attention on the best possible effort in the present, instead of wondering endlessly about what should or could have been done.
- Whenever it starts is the right time- This reminds people that creativity cannot be controlled.
- When it is over, it is over- This encourages people to continue their discussion so long as there is energy for it. This may result in a short session not filling the entire time allotted, or it may result in a session longer than the time allotted.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!