Today we’re opening our call for proposals for sessions at the OpenCon 2015 Unconference. Submissions are open to all OpenCon virtual and in-person participants.
The OpenCon unconference allows participants to take control of the conference. Participants can propose, vote on, and run sessions themselves both in advance and on the day. This arms to enable peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and diverse session types and topics.
Opening up a call for sessions officially begins the unconference, and we hope unconference activities will continue even after OpenCon 2015 ends. Using Sched to organize the unconference will allow session proposers to pitch their session, contact interested people and collect resources for the session. This means that session proposers can—and are even encouraged to—organize sessions after OpenCon is over if their session isn’t selected or they want to continue the discussion. We’ll also be making special efforts to ensure virtual participation is possible throughout the unconference.
We hope in person participants will use the unconference to interact on topics that interest them, teach and learn new skills, and work on projects they care about. Throughout the unconference, short lightning talks will help facilitate sharing between groups and everyone will be encouraged to ensure their session has an outcome people can take away from the day.
Similar to in-person participants, virtual participants can use this time as a spark to set up a hangout on a topic, convene people to work on a project or join activities happening at the venue. If this sounds like your thing, sign up to be a virtual participant at OpenCon.
To purpose, vote and find further details about the unconference including advice for participants see here.