Global BarCamp 4.7
We'd love to see you at our completely interactive participant led virtual BarCamp! It's a space for critical discussion on the many facets of transformative learning and SDG 4.7 in these unprecedented times. Let's gather around virtual campfires together for in-depth discussions about our ideas, experiences and stories as we network and expand our own knowledge and ability for action.
In contrast to traditional conferences or congresses, the barcamp programme is not pre-determined but is designed by the participants themselves at the beginning of the event. Everyone is invited – come meet other educators, researchers, volunteers, activists, policy makers etc.! Participation is free of charge!
What is the format of this event?
We will meet in different video conference rooms and the sessions will last 45 minutes. It is possible to participate in the discussions as well as to create a session. It is our goal that all participants can participate in the barcamp as equally as possible. A barcamp is a kind of conference, similar to open space, but without fixed speakers and workshops. In 2005, the first barcamp was held in San Francisco, and the concept has now become an international tradition.
Barcamps were born out of the need for people to exchange and learn from each other in an open environment. It is an intensive event with discussions, presentations and interaction among the participants. Anyone who has something to contribute or wants to learn is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you do participate, be prepared to exchange ideas with other bar campers. When you leave, be prepared to share your experiences with the rest of the world.
Independent of your registration, you can announce session proposals in advance via your registration form. The deadline to register is November 22. The session proposals will then officially be submitted again at the beginning of the event. The participants decide at the beginning of the event whether the session takes place.
This framework programme provides an overview and helps you to organise your time. The contents are entered at the event.
Informal get together 13:30-14:00
Welcome/session planning 14:00 - 14:45
Session slot 1 15:00 - 15:45
Session slot 2 16:00 - 16:45
Session slot 3 17:00 – 17:45
Plenary Closing 18:00-18:30
1. Everyone talks about the Barcamp before and after
The Barcamp lives from communication. So everyone should share information about the event in advance and report, blog and tweet about it afterwards.
2. No spectators, only participants
This isn't just a place to lean back and listen! It is all about discussion and exchange. The sessions are as exciting as the participants make them. The format lives from the activity and interest of the participants. All participants are therefore expected to be actively involved and not passively consuming. You can get involved by offering your own contribution. The minimum form of contribution is active participation/co-discussion in the sessions offered or sharing one's own knowledge and experience with other participants.
3. Planned unplanned
There is no fixed agenda (apart from the framework programme). The conference plan is only created by the participants. The schedule for all sessions is drawn up on the day itself. The participants determine the content by contributing content themselves, moderating discussions or raising questions.
4. Equal opportunities
Session facilitators and participants meet on an equal footing. Everybody can contribute to the topics and participate in the discussions. Everyone appears on an equal footing with everyone else.
If you notice during a session that it isn’t right for you, you can leave the room at anytime and switch to another session. There are always several sessions running in parallel. Nobody will be angry with you if you change the room.
6. Don't be shy!
Even "immature" ideas, concepts and food for thought can be worth a session. Use the networking at the Barcamp and take advantage of the discussion rounds!
You can register at https://tinyurl.com/yy7e5gch. Deadline for registration is 22 November. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ricarda Motschilnig at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Alen Maletic at email@example.com.