Tired of boring, expensive, set conferences? Want to participate in a conference that functions more like twitter and less like a text book? This is the very first un-conference to be held here at Humphrey, and a great way to participate with the community instead of being spoke at for a day.
Who: From great people in government, community organizations, and technology start-ups to “everyday citizens” who happen to be software developers, social media experts, open government advocates, and students, everyone is welcome.
What is an Un-conference: An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. Instead of a traditional conference with high fees, sponsored presentations, and boring presentations, this is participant decided.
Why: In a world of scarce public resources, how do we take advantage of the “2.0″ online, social media, and open source world to help build awesome local communities?
How can we connect the interested public with 2.0 skills to work with government, community groups, neighborhood associations, local ethnic associations, and more?
How can our local communities be bold, inclusive, open, accessible, wired and darn right innovative when bottom-up connects with top-down for collaboration?
How: Come together. Name things people want to learn about/discuss in relation to the topics at hand. Have breakout sessions about these topics that function as discussions with people of all abilities/exposures/backgrounds. Come back together and sum up what was discussed/learned/explored.
Where/When: November 12th, 9a-3p at the Humphrey. Lunch included. Followed by Happy Hour.
Please find more information and RSVP here: http://citycampmn.govfresh.com/