Last year, Michelle Boule and I organized what ended up being a FANTASTIC first Unconference at ALA Annual. I was so impressed with the quality of the talks and discussions, and how everyone took on the roles of both teacher and learner. I think the best kind of conference is one where everyone can teach and learn from each other, rather than the usual “sage on the stage” model. We all have something useful to offer. Michelle is going to repeat the feat this year at ALA 2010 in D.C., this time with the Allen County Public Library’s Sean Robinson. They are adding some really cool activities to this year’s Unconference, like flash debates, Pecha Kecha presentations, and a fishbowl at the end of the day. Wifi, as well as awesome conversations, should be plentiful.
The Unconference will take place Friday, June 25, 2010 from 9am-4:30pm. So what are you waiting for? Go sign up! You’ll be guaranteed at least one day at ALA that is full of learning, great discussions and WIN!