If you are near Chicago, Illinois or know of educators in this area, please spread the word about the Classroom 2.0 Live “unconference” that will be held at my school November 7 and 8. We’re looking for participants and sponsors! More information can be found here: http://wiki.classroom20.com/Chicago+2008
An “unconference” is simply a meet up of people interested in a particular topic. In this case, people interested in collaborative technologies and education will be meeting to share and discuss ideas. This is event is not focused on individual presenters being “a sage on the stage” and generally is more informal. Participants propose topics, help organize the structure of the day, and sometimes as as leaders or faciliatators for sessions.
Several of these events have already been held in cities around the country with great success (http://wiki.classroom20.com/Live+Workshops) and are an outgrowth of Steve Hargadon’s Classroom 2.0 ning: http://classroom20.ning.com.
(reposted from a message from Lucy Gray)