What is an "unConference"?
The unConference is like a conference that has been turned upside down. Instead of arriving to a pre planned agenda of workshops and networking, participants throw out ideas for discussions and then form the agenda together.
It works like this-
There are a few rules.
Rule of Two Feet
If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet, go someplace else.
Who’s got the mic/pass the mic
An unconference is nothing without a variety of experiences and opinions. Everyone is an expert (no, seriously). To get the most out of today speak to the mic to offer your opinion but pass the mic to enrich your experience and hear new opinions. (We don't really use a microphone but you get the idea!)
"I found the unconference a great icebreaker was smaller amount of nannies with some great breakout sessions.
Have a panel, have a brainstorming session, have a coffee chat, hold a townhall, take a poll. But absolutely no presentations or pitches. There will be plenty of time for that!
To me, the Unconference was an informal think tank exchange of ideas and experience in a low key gathering that gave everyone a comfortable non-stressful venue in which to meet and learn at their own interest level.
The unConference is a GREAT way to interact with attendees if you are new to the Nannypalooza experience. Because the groups are smaller and informal, you will get to know people in a relaxed way. Because there are so many diverse topics, you will get to connect to others who have similar experiences to your own.
Doubletree Columbia, MD
Open to all who share our passion for high quality nanny care however due to space you must pre register! Email Suedowney@nannypalooza.com if you are NOT attending Nannypalooza and would like to attend unConference.