Unconference schedule

BarCampBlock Palo Alto
Originally uploaded by Liz.

I love this photo! Here’s part of the structure we provided for the day for 900+ people. Organizing an unconference made me think of setting up a role playing game. You make geographies and frameworks and organizations and relationship networks, and provide a variety of types of unstructured spaces, and then stories can happen without the players being railroaded. In this event, the maps and schedules and physical locations, and especially the writeable walls and blank paper, were our geographies. As we scurried around in the weeks before the conference, I thought of that quote from Coleridge about organizing the hours and giving them a soul.

Sappy but true!

I’m really happy the day went so well today, and I hope tomorrow also rocks.

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