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 curated by Andru Edwards and his Mind Camp Counselors team.
A few people have asked what the parking is like at ThinkSpace. Well, they have a fairly small parking lot, but we've just found out that there's a huge Park and Ride just a block away from the venue, so you shouldn't have any problems driving to the event, and then walking over to ThinkSpace! They've got almost 400 spots, and it's a weekend, so it shouldn't be a problem. Here's the address of the Redmond Park and Ride:
8178 161st Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98073
Seattle Mind Camp is back! We’ve just scheduled Seattle Mind Camp 7 to take place over the weekend of August 20-21 at the incredible ThinkSpace. Oh, and yes, the event will most certainly run for 24 hours straight as usual. Tickets are on sale now, and we’ve already got a great group of people registered. Be sure to get your ticket, because we expect these to go fast!
Wondering what's so cool about Mind Camp? You may wanna check out our YouTube channel!
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