I’ll write something with a bit more substance and reflection in due course, but we’ve just ended the first ever archaeogaming virtual unconference.
- catering: $0
- space rental: $0
- airfare: $0
- hotel: $0
- registration fee: $0.
- me, in planning things out, setting up tech, writing about it: approximately 4-6 hours
- MIT ‘Unhangout’ https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/ to host the event
- All our ideas http://allourideas.org/ to plan the sessions
- Google spreadsheet to create the schedule
- Twitter to get the #archaeogaming word out
Things that worked really well:
- Having a schedule built before hand, to give people not only structure but sense of what the day is about
- Great facilitators in Andrew and Tara to keep conversations flowing, to close or open sessions on the fly as needed
Things that could’ve been better:
- Timing of the schedule. I closed one session out rather early
- Time slots don’t have to be all the same length; early in the day might’ve been better to have shorter sessions, etc. Something to think about.
Things that were *really* awesome:
- The nearly 30* people who participated at various times during the day! I can’t thank you all enough for coming out and contributing, however you did that.
*about 25 at our busiest. I’m an optimistic rounder. Most folks were grad or undergrad students I think!
One thought on “Field Notes from a Virtual Unconference”
It was a fantastic experience! It’s always a pleasure to chat with likeminded peers…..especially without the financial cost of attending a conference. I’m in favor of more events like this. Anyway, thanks for organizing!
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