What to expect from an unconference

An unconference, or open space meeting gives attendees authority to create the agenda, ensuring that the most important issues get talked about. Every attendee, not just chosen speakers or panelists, is empowered to lead discussions and contribute ideas.

An unconference starts with a blank agenda, but it has structure, rules, and results. The UxM Unconference will start promptly at 1 p.m. The opening session will include the marketplace where attendees propose topics and develop an agenda for breakout sessions. After two rounds of breakout sessions, we will reconvene for the final hour to reflect and bring closure to the day.

Preparing for an unconference

Here's a short video produced by UM's Dan Bowling explaining an unconference.