ABCD Unconference Information Sheet

A unique and transformative gathering, bringing together like-minded people around large-scale conversations that matter to support the emergence of social innovation and transformation!
stories, connections, and enable ideas

Aims of conference

The Unconference aims to provide an energetic and transformative teaching and learning space for people to:
  • Discover new ways of working
  • Develop future networks
  • Practice new learnings
  • Deepen practice
  • Turn ideas into positive action
Individuals will have the opportunity to learn from national and international leaders, who have a deep understanding of participant driven philosophies and practices.
Shared commitment
We commit to providing our participants with a range of new skills, connections skills and ideas through:
  • Storytelling – providing practical examples of a range of inclusive, contemporary models of practice in community
  • Connecting – providing opportunities for connecting with like-minded people
  • Enabling – providing spaces for skill development and generating ideas
Types of session
Inspire: Inspire through storytelling. Spark curiosity of participant lead outcomes, with interaction.
Participation: for 60 mins session consider including an opportunity for connection
Time allocation: 30mins or 60mins (inclusive of Q&A)
Innovate: Encourage skills development by sharing a practical example of an innovative and applied approach, whilst explaining tools and techniques used.
Participation: considering including a breakout activity for connection and discussion
Time allocation: 60mins or 90mins
Initiate: Bringing together like-minded people around large scale conversations that matter to support the emergence of social innovation and transformation.
Participation: considering including a breakout activity for connection and brainstorming
Time allocation: 90mins or 120mins (longer session may be considered on application)
ABCD Principles & Values
The ABCD Institute supports a large and growing movement for sustainable community development. We believe that possibility, power, and promise exist in every community. Asset-based community development begins with the gifts of people and their capacity to organize to create the world they want to see.
https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/about/Pages/Values.aspx
Support
We will design a support package based on your experience, whether you’ve had lots of experience or this is your first time, you will be match with a Unconference buddy, content support and tech support. The support network will work with you and may include a practice session.
If you have any questions about the submission process or would like to discuss your idea, please reachout to us through the CONTACT US tab

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