What if we held a conference with no speakers?
We could all spend time thinking and planning.
We could choose to talk with someone when it would help, or be quiet and focus, or some of each.
We could spend a day, or two, on the things we just don’t get to, otherwise.
We could do all of this away from home, away from distraction, and with each other for company.
Would you join us?
Come help us plan it at the Conference with no Speakers wiki.
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Erica Douglass says
Sounds like a BarCamp to me! http://barcamp.org
Becky McCray says
Erica, here’s one key difference: *no* sessions. I think it’s more of a retreat than a camp, and it will be fun!
At first I was like, “Huh?” but the more I read, the more I get it. Now that I recently subscribed to SBS through Google Reader, it will interesting to see how this develops.
You might have addressed this already, but how do you market a conference w/ no speakers and no agenda? It seems to me you’d need to use more verbiage in communications than usual just to explain the concept to people. There is certainly a lot on the site you set up already.
Becky McCray says
Mark, I’m glad you like the idea. I think we market it primarily by word of mouth. If you think it’s a great idea, you’ll tell others you would like to see there.