Just like me, I am sure that you too might have been curious to know more about the word “Unconference”. I guess this is exactly what the team at HRInteract wanted to achieve. Well, they did manage to connect and engage with over 150+ HR Professionals.
So coming back to the term Unconferences , its often used variations on the format/method developed by Harrison Owen in 1985. Owen’s 1993 book Open Space Technology: a User’s Guide discussed many of the techniques now associated with unconferences, although his book does not use that term.
#DidYouKnow : The term “unconference” first appeared in an announcement for the annual XML developers conference in 1998.
It was my first time to attend such an Unconference and it was worth it. Great to see 150+ passionate HR folks in one big room suggesting topics and discussing it with each-other. The format was unique, as each topic had a board owner and the participants could move around and contribute on each of the topics around the room.
The USP of this was that HRInteract team would then come up with a book that would be co authored by each of the 150+ HR professionals present in the room. Yes, you read it right. A book that will be published by the community and for the community.
In case you want to actually see glimpses of the event, here you go : https://goo.gl/MW6z9A
Would be great to know your views on this interesting way to connect and participate. You can also follow HRInteract on Twitter.