13th January 2008

Been to an Unconference Lately? Try NYC Feb. 21st

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I went to a lot of conferences last year - this year I’m cutting back (at least I’m planning to).  Rarely do the sessions stand up to the value of connecting with peers.  That’s a big part of why I enjoy unconferences.  Unconferences are built around the concept of Open Space (if you’re new to the idea).  I like this format in that it allows for owning your own level of participation, areas of interest and contributions.  Often, it’s people in the audience that really have the most value to add, but traditional conferences with prescribed agendas can limit the contributions of the expertise that gathers. 

Forum One puts on a number of events throughout the year (see schedule).  I like the smaller venues and intimacy of these discussions.  Unfortunately, this year a calendar conflict means I can’t make it to Santa Fe in April for the Online Community Business Forum - recommended! 

So, having primarily attended West Coast events, I’m heading to New York!  I’ll be attending the Online Community Unconference East in NYC on Feb. 21st.  I’m looking forward to connecting with the east coast crowd I don’t see as often and/or haven’t met yet.  If you’re looking at your calendar and considering conferences, I hope you’ll take a look at this one.

I have discount code for this event as well!  Drop me a message in , DM me on or email: and I’ll send it along.

Hope to see you,


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  1. 1 On January 14th, 2008, Betsy Weber said:

    Thanks for posting this! Schedule permitting, I may end up going to this. Looks great!

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