The Idea Camp – A Free Hybrid Conference for Idea Makers (Feb 27-28, 2009)
I would like to invite you to join me and some of my good friends for a FREE (yes, free!) hybrid conference we have created called “the Idea Camp“. We are gathering some of the most innovative and creative leaders from around the country (this means YOU!) to share ideas, intentionally network, and move collaboratively into idea-making. Whether your passion is church leadership, non-profit work, social entrepreneurialism, technology, media, creativity, culture making, church planting, spiritual formation, compassionate justice, etc., this is the conference for YOU. (OK, that sounded like an infomercial…oh well.)
The focus of this conference will be on the participants (yes, You!) and not on keynote speakers. We function under the belief that the crowd is always smarter and wiser than any one speaker. In fact, you are invited to create and refine some of the major components of the conference prior to the gathering itself via our web-networking interface. You are welcome to suggest specific topics for our workshops (called Idea Sessions), leave comments, ask questions, share case scenarios for discussion, and even volunteer yourself to facilitate one of our Idea Sessions.
We desire the Idea Camp to be a conference for friends by friends. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to facilitate an Idea Session workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Idea Camp, there will be NO booths, banners, and mascots in funny suits pushing products. If you REALLY want to connect with people and sponsors of the conference, you can always visit our sponsors page (see tab above).
We will have a few general sessions that will highlight the work of some phenomenal creatives from around the world in hopes that these examples will inspire us to stay committed to our dreams. The catch??? We just won’t tell you who will all be there. ☺ You’ll just have to come and see. (Maybe we’ll just call you up on stage to share!) We promise that you won’t be disappointed.
All we ask is that you come with the following posture:
o Be Open & Listen to Others
o Be Communal & Share What You Know
o Be Intentional & Collaboratively Invest in Each Other
o Be Optimistic & Don’t Be a Jerk ☺
For more information about the concept of an unconference (The Idea Camp is an adapted/hybrid version of an “unconference”.), check out the following helpful ideas:
So, what are you waiting for? Simply register for the Idea Camp by creating a profile on our website (www.theideacamp.com)
Here’s the basic info:
- Website: www.theideacamp.com | Facebook Group: Click here.
- Dates: February 27-28, 2009
- Location: New Song in Irvine, CA
- Check Out the Up to Date List of Facilitators by Clicking Here.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Also, please consider helping us get the word out to your friends and colleagues by posting some of this information on your blog or social network! If you do, please let us know and we’ll post your blog on our links page. 🙂