This past week was filled with unconferences for me. THATCamp describes the “unconference” like this:
An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party is to a wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory
Now that sounds pretty exciting, right? A wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, debate and discuss, and no one sitting around listening to someone reading from a pre-packaged paper or Powerpoint that drags on so long there is no time for questions let alone discussion.