Definitions

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  • n. A conference that attempts to avoid the traditional drawbacks of conferences, such as high entry fees, excessive formality, and bias due to sponsors.

Etymologies

un- +‎ conference (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The key in the term unconference is the "un" where we try to unravel the bad points about standard conferences.

    GirlyGeekdom

  • Incidentally, I believe that creating such post-event archives of each unconference is one of the great distinguishing characteristics of the Be2camp approach – using social media to create an easily accessible record of past conversations, so that future events and members and future presenters can expand on the information already delivered.

    How events help build online communities « pwcom 2.0

  • BarCamp is simply an 'unconference' - an ad-hoc gathering of people with the simple desire to share and learn in an open environment.

    Muti

  • BarCamp is an "unconference" - organized by attendees, for attendees.

    BarCamp

  • I do think we maybe need to refocus a little on the overall goal of this unconference, which is (as I understood it) to create a chance to get all the people in the Aussie 2.0 space talking together.

    Aussie Web 2.0 Unconference et BlogHer with Dave Winer

  • We discovered in October that the unconference is a perfect compliment to our brand, because it encourages a high quality two-way dialog.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • Perhaps the unconference is a good format to give participants a sense of focus on the things they value the most.

    ReadWriteWeb

  • We discovered in October that the unconference is a perfect complement to our brand, because it encourages a high quality two-way dialog.

    ReadWriteWeb

  • As for confusion that some seemed to be having, Freeman called the unconference "well-organized chaos."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The so-called unconference session titled "iPhone vs. Blackberry vs.???" drew about 25 participants for a roundtable discussion.

    Macworld

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