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Third Annual "Unconferenz" Coming to Kapi'olani Community College

Feb. 18, 2010

The third annual "Unconferenz" is coming to Kapi'olani Community College on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, for a full day of peer-driven exploration in technology.

An "unconference" is a gathering where there's no set agenda, no keynotes and where the attendees are the speakers. The topics are decided at the start of the day, and everyone is expected to drive the
conversation. And in Honolulu, the "Unconferenz" remains one of the
most prominent events of its kind.

Past events have covered topics as diverse as digital archiving, iPhone app development, Second Life, photography, and even motorized cat litter boxes. This year, suggestions include the Apple iPad and
Google Buzz, cloud computing, and the future of news. But the agenda
won't come together until moments before the first session at 9 a.m.

The Unconferenz program will begin in the cafeteria in the Ohia Building, where participants will help quickly build the day's schedule. Concurrent sessions will then be held in the Kalia Building.
Registration is $25, and includes lunch and a T-shirt. To keep the
program agile, attendance is limited to 100 people. For more
information, visit

This event is hosted by the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology (CELTT), Kapi'olaniCC.

Unconferenz is the brainchild of Burt Lum, a self-described "digital ronin" who has covered and participated in the local tech scene for nearly three decades. For his day job, he is part of the
Innovation Center at HMSA. He also co-hosts a weekly technology radio
show on Hawaii Public Radio, and blogs regularly about the local tech

Burt Lum

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Comment by Ken Berkun on March 1, 2011 at 8:22pm

This article may be of interest to those who attended the hackerspace session at the Unconferenz.  It provides a model to work from:


Comment by J. David Beutel on March 15, 2010 at 11:03am
Due to the tsunami warning, this was rescheduled for this Saturday, March 20.
Comment by Burt Lum on February 25, 2010 at 9:23am
Hi Mika, glad you can make it.
Comment by Mika Leuck on February 25, 2010 at 8:24am
We look forward to seeing you at Unconferenz Burt!


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