Third Annual "Unconferenz" Coming to Kapi'olani Community College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 www.unconferenz.com
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
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