10:00a – 12:30p • WEIRD REALITY Unconference Session

Unconference, Show-and-Tell, & Nano Career Fair

Location: College of Fine Arts first floor locations. M including Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (map), CFA Great Hall, and CFA Alumni Concert Hall.
Time: 10:00a-12:30p

What’s an Unconference? Wikipedia defines it as “a participant-driven meeting.” We call it “your chance to program the schedule.” You’ll get to propose topics that you care about, and then attend the sessions that seem most interesting. Check out Kaliya Hamlin’s article “How to prepare to attend an unconference” for more information on how Unconferences work — and be prepared to show, ask, and discuss!

On Sunday morning we’ll have three Unconference blocks:

  • 10:00a-10:15a — Unconference Introduction & Coffee
  • 10:15a-11:00a — Unconference Session 1
  • 11:00a-11:45a — Unconference Session 2
  • 11:45a-12:30p — Unconference Session 3

During each session, there will be 10 zones (tables) seating 6-12 people discussing various topics. We’ll provide some LCD screens to help make it easier to show and discuss things. Various WEIRD REALITY attendees have already proposed a few topics — such as Human Perception and VR, VR in Education, and VR in Journalism — and you’ll get to suggest the rest!

Depending on your interest, there may be “Nano Career Fair” tables, in which prospective employers and prospective employees can meet to chat informally about the kind of work they do. There may also be “Show-and-Tell” tables, in which conference attendees show each other what they’re up to. We’ll send some polls out by email to attendees, to help plan more beforehand.