I enjoyed going through the experience of participating in a conference where I could truly participate, help set the agenda, and be partially responsible for how well it went. I also enjoyed networking with other educators. -Edcamp Baltimore participant
What is an unconference?
An unconference is an open, participant-driven conference. The content is proposed and provided by the participants, and is often determined on the day of the event. This style of learning is not new. It stems from the model of barcamps, which were originally focused on software, web applications, and open source technology. Unconferences rely heavily on the passions and interests of the participants. Because of this, unconferences have become an extremely popular form of professional development.
from What is an Unconference by Jason Bedell
created by Bill Selak
One of the strengths was the collaboration of public and private schools. Both brought a wealth of information and experience to the conversations. -Edcamp Baltimore participant