The IBM Impact Unconference--You set the agenda!
Kathleen Holm 2700009BHX KHOLM@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  unconference ibmimpact websphere_unconference
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Are you tired of going to conference and listening to supposed ‘experts’ and thinking, “Gee, I know more about this topic—I could be the presenter!” Or, have you thought, “This conference is missing some trends- why don’t they have a session on ‘Mobile social cloud of augmented reality transactional containers for SOA’?
You’re not alone. Often, the attendees at a conference offer the best ideas, knowledge and inspiration. You’re the one living these topics and the one who has to apply ideas back home in your real life.
IBM knows this. That’s why we’ve created an opportunity to tap into your knowledge and ideas. It’s call the Unconference and it works like this.
Step one: Submit a topic you would like to present, either a longer session or a 5 minute lightning talk, and vote on other topics you would like to attend. Those topics with the most votes will be presented. Attendees select the topics and attendees give the presentations. Submit your thoughts and ideas now
Step two: Register to attend Impact 2012, April 29-May 4 in Las Vegas and learn from some of the industry’s biggest stars. And attend the Unconference on May 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to share your ideas and learn from your peers. Register now
Step three: Keep voting online and onsite until May 1. Once voting is closed, we’ll create an agenda made up of the winning topics.
Oh, and we’ve cheated a bit on the Unconference idea by adding a couple of ringers to speak at the Unconference kick-off session. People we know will inspire you like Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, Research Scientist and philosopher extraordinaire and Greg Truty, Distinguished engineer and Chief Artchitect for WebSphere Mobile.
Step four: Attend the sessions that interest you. Discuss with your peers the topics that you care about. Give your session or lightning talk.
Step five: Get thought provoked. Garner peer recognition. Tell IBM what you think about important topics. Go home and apply your new knowledge. Repeat it all next year!
Learn more about the IBM Impact 2012 Unconference.
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