n the success of RootsCamp MA in 2013 and 2010, and annual RootsCamps in DC since 2006, a group of committed volunteers have once again gathered to organize this cross-issue progressive movement building "unconference."
RootsCamp MA shakes up the traditional conference model. Workshop proposals are not submitted far inadvance. Instead everyone present decides an agenda each morning of the unconference. This allows participants to have meaningful and in-the-moment conversations about their work.
This is a participant-driven event. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come prepared to present a session or facilitate a dialogue. You know what you know, and you know what you are curious about. Bring that and we'll all benefit from the shared learning and relationship building. We don't mean traditional panels with PowerPoints, participants share valuable organizing lessons, brainstorm best practices and teach skills. You don't have to be an expert to suggest a session.
Scroll through the 2013 RootsCamp MA Storify
to see the sessions that were accepted,
plus lots of tweets, photos, and videos.
Who should attend? Unconferences take advantage of the fact that we all have ideas and talents to contribute, as well as things to learn. Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not have to be affiliated with an organization or active with a campaign.
Do we really mean you? Yes. We welcome all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, experiences with activism, and professions - people born in Boston and those that just moved here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
Join us if you want to cross-promote your events and campaigns, are new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in, or you've been looking for like-minded progressives to organize with in Boston. Join us if you are ready to go beyond allies and build a cross-issue progressive movement.
Tickets are $20. With the help of our amazing sponsors, RootsCamp MA
organizers are committed to making this an accessible event for a diverse group of attendees. A limited number of $10 tickets are available.Children are welcome to attend. Limited discounted housing available at Hostelling International Boston for attendees from outside of metro Boston area.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided both days.
Sponsorships are $500, $250 and $100 and help subsidize event expenses. Learn more about sponsorship benefits. Ready to support RootsCamp MA?
Volunteers Needed! We are organizing this 2-day event in just 10 weeks with the help of many amazing volunteers. Throughout the weekend volunteers will continue to play a significant role. Sign up to volunteer by filling out our Volunteer Registration Form and we'll match your interest and experience with the needs of the event.