Seattle Mind Camp 6.0 is coming up fast. For those of you who aren't sure what to expect, this guide will hopefully give you a bit of an orientation. Even you Mind Camp veterans might want to look over the details, here, as a few things have changed this time around: When should I arrive? The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21. Opening remarks and introductions will start promptly at 12:00, so please arrive in time to check in, mingle, check out the session candidates along the walls. Note that if you're hoping to present a session, you should arrive a few minutes before 10:00 to post your Session Organizer Candidate Form.) How do I get there?
You're going to the offices of Synapse in downtown Seattle. The address is 1511 6th Ave, Seattle, 98101.
This is an updated version of a post originally published on April 28, 2006
Most of you who have previously attended Seattle Mind Camp understand the free-form nature of the beast. However, many of you will be joining us for the first time, and I wanted to try to prepare you for the kind of event you’re going to encounter. Mind Camp is not a traditional type of gathering, and the success of the event depends in large part on the willingness of the participants to wrestle the chaotic mess into order.
Seattle Mind Camp is an “unconference,” in the style of Bar Camp or Foo Camp. The idea of an unconference has been promulgated by Dave Winer, among others. As I understand it, Winer’s particular insight was that, for any conference panel discussion, you could take any random group of people out of the audience, replace the panel onstage with that random group, and have an equally enlightening and worthwhile session. The Mind Camp experience seeks to leverage that idea by completely doing away with a pre-planned program of speakers. The day’s sessions will be designed by the attendees and the schedule will be created by the attendees themselves.
Mind Camp 6.0 is coming up in two weeks, and it looks like we still need a local Seattle company to help us sponsor dinner for the event. If you represent a company, feel free to contact us. If you’re an attendee and think your company fits, please point them to us. Meanwhile, we continue our search. We definitely want to be able to provide dinner at the event like we’ve done in the past! Worst case scenario, we will break for a couple of hours in the evenings to let attendees grab food locally.
We’ve gotta give a shout-out to Gist for stepping in to support Seattle Mind Camp 6.0.
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Hey Seattle - it’s that time again! We’ve just scheduled Seattle Mind Camp 6.0 to take place over the weekend of November 21-22, and yes, the event will once again go for 24 hours straight, and will take place at Synapse (1511 6th Ave, Seattle, 98101.) Tickets are now on sale, and we’ve already got a great group of people registered. Be sure to get your ticket, because we expect these to go fast!
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