Are you interested in hosting a session? You'll have three opportunities for doing it:
Opening Day on June 14th. It starts at 8:00 am EST / 14:00 pm CET it'll be a 4-hour event and during the first couple of hours, participants will decide on the agenda details.
During the Open Agenda days (Jun 15-27). Any day/time you are available. Most of our audience is in the US/Europe time zone.
Closing Day on June 28th. We'll have a similar dynamic as the Opening Day.
Please, contact our Gardeners (Yineisy, Ivy or Max) with the details of your session/activity or post the information required directly in the Event Planning chat channel on Telegram!
👇 Information required to add the details to the Unconference calendar during the Open Agenda days:
- Program hosts/responsables: Names and contact information.
- Title/topic or question.
- Date and start time specifying the time zone. Will the session take 30 mins or 1 hour or more? Please mention it!
- Summary / brief description of what it could be about.
- Format (ex. lecture, workshop, pechakucha, interview panel, project showcase…).
- Audience (who might be interested).
- How participants should prepare (read, install/check software, etc)
- Zoom, Google Meet, Discord or Jitsi link (any platform you prefer)
- Share us a profile pic for adding to the graphics to promote your session
- Optional: your social Twitter handle for promotional purposes.
So they can help you to add and promote your session in our calendar and also on our Twitter channel.
Great examples of (interactive) sessions:
❗ Some tips if you are a session host:
- Do not take it personally if no-one attends your session. We’ll record sessions for documentation purposes.
- Don’t assume people know more or less than you.
- As the person who proposed the session, share some more context at the start to get the discussion going.
- It’s best that each session topic has an angle – one that encourages debate and discussion. Make this clear and also share some tips on running a session prior to the event.
- You don’t have to use all the time in the session. If you reach a conclusion in 20 minutes, great! People can then have a break or join another session if possible.
- Don’t feel you have to prepare but do try and have some idea what you’d like to get out of it.
- Ask for help if you need to.