InfoCamp Berkeley 2016
InfoCamp is an “unconference” – an intimate seminar-style environment where you can meet and learn from your peers.
InfoCamp is an unconference-style event for anybody interested in information-related topics. This includes a whole lot of things, including (but definitely not limited to) user experience, data science, information architecture, interaction design, informatics, and information and communication technologies for development.
During InfoCamp, you can expect a few things, including keynote speakers who represent the cutting edge of their fields, opportunities to meet and connect with other information professionals, and the chance to host your own session.
Yes, you read that right.
Unconferences like InfoCamp feature a community-driven format, so we ask attendees to create, pitch and lead their own sessions. To host a session, you simply choose the topic and the format, pitch your idea to the group. The schedule gets created on the fly, and you get to vote on sessions – and if yours is chosen, you pick a time slot and present.
More information: berkeley.infocamp.org
How did this get started?
In 2007, Seattle held the first InfoCamp, which was based on an open conference format that had begun to gain traction a few years earlier. Students from UC Berkeley thought that it was a pretty cool idea and set up their own InfoCamp Berkeley in 2010.
Who attends InfoCamp?
During a typical InfoCamp, you can expect to find scholars, librarians, entrepreneurs, policy makers, designers, data scientists, product managers, developers, and everything in between. InfoCamp welcomes people of all skill levels and backgrounds – the only requirement is that you’re interested in information-related topics!
InfoCamp Berkeley welcomes anyone interested in information-related topics, from any perspective. You’ll meet students, professionals, practitioners, academics, librarians, designers, developers, and everything in between!
Yeah, but what do I do at InfoCamp?
- Share and learn
- Connect and network
- Take risks
- Be spontaneous
- Inspire others
What sessions will there be?
As an unconference, a lot of our sessions happen on the fly – therefore nobody knows exactly what topics will be covered until the event actually starts! Participants like you will sign up to lead sessions on any topic related to information, from any perspective. All we ask is that you don’t use session time to sell a product or service.
Check out berkeley.infocamp.org for more information.