We received many questions or “what is this unConference thing“? So, it probably should be explained a little bit here.
First part of the Data Science Economy Conference is a regular one: there will be keynote speeches, we will have a panels, then we will have tracks and speakers that are experts in a specific domains… You know, usual stuff. People are talking, you are sitting in the audience and listening and then – maybe you have a question, but mostly no one is asking anything. Which is strange, because everyone is very eager to discuss anything later during the breaks or after the session itself.
So, we are introducing “unConference”.
During the first half of the day, you will have an opportunity to use big whiteboard that will be placed in front of the session rooms and PROPOSE an afternoon session – you will wrote a topic (or specific area) that you want to address, and you will be the owner of that mini-session.
So, after the lunch, at the designated area, you will have an whiteboard (maybe even a projector) that you can use to explain your issue, problem, idea, whatever, and attendees will choose where they want to join.
One interesting thing: we will select the best ideas for sessions, and reward those with FREE entrance to the Conference! So, it pays out to be proactive :). (You can send us proposals via many comm links, but you can also add them here in Comments below).
We will give you more info on this as Conference is closing, and please, send us you proposals right now – some of the examples you already have on the Schedule of the (un)Conference!