Monday 1 July 2013

Coming to Umbrella? Come to the mini-unconference

How many times have you thought the best part of the conference were talking to your peers during the coffee and lunch breaks? When listening to a speaker have you ever thought "I could do better than that?" The open space movement is gaining momentum across every profession, and the unconferences at CILIP's Umbrella are a chance to experience why.

This year CILIP is giving you the chance to set your own agenda. Come to the unconference and you will have the opportunity to discuss, debate, critique and praise the subjects you think are important. You pitch the sessions you want to talk about. There is no pre-set agenda, no keynote speakers and it's a Powerpoint free zone. The unconferences take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1.45 - 4.30pm up on the fourth floor in 4.204.

If you want to know more about unconferences, but are afraid to ask, have a look at Wikipedia's entry for Open Space Technology. When you've booked your ticket, click on over to UNbrella's wiki, for more details about this and other unconferences.

If you'd rather speak to a real life librarian about unconferences and how they can help you, don't hesitate to email the Library Camp-ers at   If you're on Twitter we'll be tweeting announcements and much more as @LibraryCamp.

Please note: you will need a ticket for Umbrella to attend the UNbrella unconferences.

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