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Virtual Unconferences + Why They Are More Engaging for Attendees

An illustration of a woman attending a virtual unconference
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Picture this—you’re in a conference room filled with attendees. You attend a boring introductory speech and panel discussions where speakers are more focused on listening to each other than interacting with the audience. Presentations that either confuse or don’t add anything new. Sound familiar? (Do you even remember when we attended conferences in-person?!?) If you say you’ve never attended a conference like the one just described, well, you’re one of the lucky few. 

Most conferences, though- whether in-person or online -function on a “coffee-presentation-panel discussion-coffee-repeat” schedule. And honestly, don’t most of us attend conferences for the corridor talk or coffee break networking or connections made over happy hours? Does it even make sense to spend most of the day in dimly lit rooms listening to one person speak at the audience? 

That’s where unconferences come in. 

So, What Exactly is an “Unconference”? 

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The Power of Conversations: An Unconference Example

Reading Time: 1 minuteKaiser Permanente cares about getting more Americans walking & bicycling because people who bike & walk healthier. We helped them get transportation experts and community members to crowdsource ideas on how to inspire people to bike and walk more—without re-paving any streets.

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Introducing the Movement Accelerator! Your Guide to Accelerating a Movement

Reading Time: 2 minutesAside from dance parties, movements can grow in many different ways. For example, President Obama’s campaign was one of the first to really use a successful grassroots social media campaign. MaestroConference was one of the tools that Obama For America (OFA – now Organizing for America) used to support the campaign and grow a national, political movement.

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