Tag Archives: Preparing for the unconference

The (Un)conference starts here!

This is the space where, were this a traditional conference, you would find an agenda, the names of presenters and descriptions of their sessions. We don’t have any of that stuff. All we have is you and the other people who might … Continue reading

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Building a session: Example one

If you don’t have experience presenting or leading or even attending conference sessions, you may be wondering what your participation will look like. Don’t worry, no one will be required to present anything. Think of this more as a series … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: Introduction to Open Space

The agenda is a blank wall. The ideal participants are whichever people show up. No one, including the event organizer, knows exactly what will be discussed or who will lead sessions. This is not the typical conference, but something called … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: The basics of unconferencing

Maybe you are interested in our general topic, but wary of the unconference format. You want to know what will be expected of you and what information or materials you might need to bring. Or you wonder how in the world … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: BYOT

Bring your own topic! Unlike a traditional conference, the unconference format depends upon all participants to create the day’s content. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to contribute ideas, and it is a good idea to come prepared with … Continue reading

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Preparing for the (Un)conference: Who should attend?

Who should attend Undressing Normal? People with intellectual and other developmental disabilites and people regarded as having disabilities. Direct support staff for people with disabilities. Directors and staff of agencies charged with supporting people with disabilities. Educators, administrators, psychologists, social … Continue reading

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