UNCONFERENCE – CALL FOR CONVERSATION IDEAS.
The “Rock the Archive” unConference is participant-driven and open to all present. This event transforms conventional ways of gathering. It is multi-genrational. By structuring the conference around participant interest and this year’s theme of “Rock the Archive,” we set the stage for dynamic conversations and chance encounters. We ask people to propose topics for conversations/skill-shares/diálogos around this theme. To archive is to collect, record, file, document, and create artifacts for the purpose of telling our stories and crafting our histories. So we want to hear about how you and your communities, movements, organizations, and cultural scenes are documenting your stories, processes, and sharing the work that you do. Why is this important? We are all engaged in social change work. By documenting and making sense of what we do, we can share strategies, remember the past and change the future. What do you want people now and in the future to know about your organization and your work?
Examples of Possible Topics:
preserving D.I.Y. cultural history and/or music across styles/scenes
preserving the cultural history of undocumented immigrants (HB1070)
histories of queer and feminist organizations
healing through storytelling
developing skills for documenting and managing your organization’s work
our bodies as our own archive of our work
theatre/movement/dance – community-building activity
preserving ways of being together (through food, music, dance, conviviality)
preserving and enacting convivencia through music, dance, art
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS FOR A CONVERSATION
If you are interested in leading or co-leading an unConference conversation/skill-share/diálogo, please submit the following information by leaving a response to this post in the box below. By leaving a reply with your information, your conversation/skill-share/diálogo will be displayed for browsing so that others with similar interests might find you. If you see something already posted that is similar to a topic you would propose, you may propose combining your idea with that topic. All proposed topics will be posted at Washington Hall the morning of the event so that participants can make choices of what to participate in as they arrive and register at the unConference. Depending on the number proposed, conversations/skill-shares/diálogos will creatively share space within the unConference site of Washington Hall.
1. Your proposed conversation/skill-share/diálogo
2. Your name and affiliation
3. A brief summary (100 words max) of your proposed conversation/skill-share/diálogo
4. Please note that this year we will not be able to provide data projectors. We will however provide papers and pens if requested.
5. Please try to have your proposed conversation/skill-share/diálogo posted by Feb. 21st
In addition, please don’t forget to click the link below to register for the 2013 UnConference and Film Festival…so we know how much cake to get