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Reminder: EYC unconference this weekend in Wellington

By Courtney

17 August 2010

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It’s not too late to register for the Engage Your Community unconference, being held in central Wellington this Saturday, 21 August.

The unconference is a free day-long learning and skill sharing event for people working or volunteering as webmasters in community groups, volunteer organisations and not-for-profits. Industry professionals are invited to come along as well, to share their knowledge and experience.

I attended last year’s EYC conference in Wellington, and had an absolute ball running a social media workshop. I love the informality and sparky atmosphere you get at barcamps, so I’m really looking forward to going along this weekend.

The details

Who’s it for?

  • volunteer webmasters
  • people communicating with member groups using the web, email or social networks
  • comms professionals or webmasters in not-for-profits
  • people responsible for almost everything in an office, including communications
  • industry professional wanting to give back to the community by sharing knowledge and skills.

Why should I go?

  • meet others with similar interests
  • share and learn alongside your peers
  • find ways improve your website, and explore other web tools.

Where and when is it?

9.30am-4.30pm Saturday, 21 August 2010
Rutherford House, Victoria University Wellington

What does it cost?

The EYC unconference is a free event

What’s an unconference?

An unconference is like a conference, in that it’s a gathering of people interested in a particular topic, who come together to share and learn. An unconference is unlike a conference, in that it doesn’t have a preset schedule of talks that you sit through: instead, the agenda is built on the day by the people who attend. Anyone can run a session, whether it’s to share something they’ve done, ask for help with something they’re trying to do, or just to kick some ideas around. The EYC unconference site has a list of topics people are interested in talking about on the day.

So what are you waiting for? Register now! And if you come along on Saturday, make sure you come say hi – I’m running the schedule board on the day, so I should be easy to find.



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