All posts for “unconference”


New Friends from Bar Camp Vancouver 2007

Posted by: leelefever on August 18, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: barcamp, event, newfriends, Speaking, unconference, vancouver


Pink shirts - that may be the one thing that will stick out years from now - the pink, er, fuchsia, shirts of BarCamp Vancouver 2007. This is not to say that the content and people weren't amazing - they were. But the shirts were unforgettable. This was my first actual Bar Camp, but I've become accustomed to the unconference format and really dig it. It gives everyone an equal chance to be involved in a low-key, highly diverse, fun environment with interesting people. It's no surprise that... Continue Reading

BarCamp Vancouver Session - Feedback?

Posted by: leelefever on August 15, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: barcamp, event, feedback, Speaking, unconference, video


BarCamp Vancouver is about to lift off and I'm so excited. Vancouver is easily one of my most favorite cities in the world and happens to have a load of great people - many of which are planners of the event. I was there was for Northern Voice and Moose Camp - the unconference in the Spring. For that event I signed up for a session early and then remember it the night before the event. Luckily Nancy White was there to co-host the talk on "New Rules for the New Communities" which made all... Continue Reading
One of the mantras of the Online Community Unconference became "keeping the party rolling" - not because we partied all day in night, but because many attendees were already in the community business, but looking for ways to improve the experience and value on an ongoing basis. Indeed, the group was a mix of the very experienced and those just getting started. Speaking of a mix of people, my guess is that that there were about the same number of women as men at the conference and as tech... Continue Reading

Off to the Online Community Unconference

Posted by: leelefever on June 4, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, conference, event, Speaking, travel, unconference


I'm heading down to the Silicon Valley for the Online Community Unconference put on by my friends at Forum One.  If you're unfamiliar with an unconference, check out this wikipedia entry.  Basically it's a great way to get people together without all the baggage (and costs) of a "conference." I've signed up to lead a session on "New Community Planning" as I often find myself in the position to help plan a community-oriented sites.  I'm not leading it because I have the answers - I'm... Continue Reading

MooseCamp Talk on New Rules for the New Communities

Posted by: leelefever on February 22, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: community, event, Speaking, unconference


Part of being away for 2006 was missing a lot of the un-conferences, like Bar Camp and Seattle's MindCamp, even though I was part of the early planning. Moose Camp, my first un-conference, is an un-conference in the same tradition as the others - relaxed atomosphere, open discussion, people focus, etc. My kind of event. Before the conference started, I submitted a title on the wiki for a Moose Camp talk called "New Rules for the New Communities" - and then mostly forgot about it. This morning... Continue Reading

Go to Ignite Seattle! Feb. 13th!

Posted by: leelefever on January 30, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: event, seattle, Speaking, unconference


Why? There are a lot of great reasons... It is a "geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking)." The last event featured team popsicle bridge building and 25 speakers. It's FREE It brings together fun and interesting people in Seattle. Bre and Brady are the organizers and they are the coolest. Oh, and I will be speaking Yay! Here the subject of my short talk, as listed on the site: Lee LeFever (The World Is Not Flat) - Adventures from a Year of... Continue Reading

Go To Seattle Mind Camp: Nov 5-6

Posted by: leelefever on October 14, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: event, seattle, unconference


A group of friends are putting together a Bar Camp inspired gathering here in Seattle that is meant to bring together a group of 150 Seattle's thinkers and doers. Here's a description from the site: Seattle Mind Camp is a self-organizing, digitally minded, entrepreneur-driven, overnight Seattle confab. What: A weekend, 24-hour, multi-track event. Think huge space with breakout rooms, broadband Wi-Fi, projectors, white boards - and you.Who: 150 of Seattle's forward thinkers: techies,... Continue Reading