HOW TO HOST AN
   UNCONFERENCE

Todd Carpenter - Hilary Marsh - Jay Thompson
IMPORTANT STEPS TO
    REMEMBER!!!
STEP 1
STEP 2
WHAT’S AN
UNCONFERENCE?
AN UNCONFERENCE IS A
FACILITATED, PARTICIPANT-DRIVEN
    CONFERENCE CENTERED
FOO CAMP
Friends Of (Tim) O’Reily
FOOBAR
@AndyKaufman
Bay Area REO & Real Estate Investments,
RE BarCamp Instigator, Social Capitalist,
Boundary Pusher, Music Love...
Original REBC
Schedule by Brad Coy
REBC SF 2009
Schedule by Ted Mackel
SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, NEW YORK,
FREDRICKSBURG, LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX,
    PORTLAND, SEATTLE, PITTSBURGH,
 CHARLOTTE, MIAM...
SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, NEW YORK,
FREDRICKSBURG, LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX,
    PORTLAND, SEATTLE, PITTSBURGH,
 CHARLOTTE, MIAM...
FREQUENT CONCERNS


• I’m   not an expert on social media.

•I   don’t have time to organize this.

• What’s   with the na...
NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT


• Events   are participant driven.

• Events   are not just about social media.

• Be   an exp...
TIME TO ORGANIZE


• Encourage   members to organize it.

• Only   as complicated as you want it to be.

• Avoid   over-pl...
RE BARCAMP



• Don’t   call it RE BarCamp.
NO SET SCHEDULE

• Not    every member is going to accept this.

• This   is a collaborative environment.

• Collaborative...
FREQUENT QUESTIONS


• What’s   in it for my association?

• Can   people participate virtually?

• Can   we profit on the ...
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?


• Innovative     content.

• Good   will.

• Connecting      with more people like me.
VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION


• Possible, but   not common or required.

• Look   for a sponsor to cover logistics and cost.

• ...
PROFITING


• The   tradition is not to profit.

• People   are more likely to collaborate.

• Consider   giving net-procee...
HOW JAY DID IT
• REBarCamp Chicago organized by a committee of
 people. ~500 Attendees.

• Core    organizers met weekly.
...
HOW NAR DID IT

• REBarCamp Chicago organized by two people. ~150
 Attendees.

• Four   volunteers on site.

• No   lunch,...
QUESTIONS?


• Hilary   Marsh @hilarymarsh hmarsh@realtors.org

• Jay Thompson    @phxreguy jay@thompsonsrealty.com

• Tod...
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  1. 1. HOW TO HOST AN UNCONFERENCE Todd Carpenter - Hilary Marsh - Jay Thompson
  2. 2. IMPORTANT STEPS TO REMEMBER!!!
  3. 3. STEP 1
  4. 4. STEP 2
  5. 5. WHAT’S AN UNCONFERENCE?
  6. 6. AN UNCONFERENCE IS A FACILITATED, PARTICIPANT-DRIVEN CONFERENCE CENTERED
  7. 7. FOO CAMP Friends Of (Tim) O’Reily
  8. 8. FOOBAR
  9. 9. @AndyKaufman Bay Area REO & Real Estate Investments, RE BarCamp Instigator, Social Capitalist, Boundary Pusher, Music Lover, Sports Fanatic, Shenanigan Seeker
  10. 10. Original REBC Schedule by Brad Coy
  11. 11. REBC SF 2009 Schedule by Ted Mackel
  12. 12. SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, NEW YORK, FREDRICKSBURG, LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX, PORTLAND, SEATTLE, PITTSBURGH, CHARLOTTE, MIAMI, WASHINGTON DC, VIRGINIA BEACH, CHICAGO, TORONTO, NASHVILLE, ORANGE COUNTY, LYNCHBURG, PHILADELPHIA, INDIANAPOLIS, DENVER, MINNEAPOLIS, SALT LAKE CITY, AUSTIN, SAN DIEGO, OCEAN CITY, SAN JOSE, RALEIGH-DURUM,
  13. 13. SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, NEW YORK, FREDRICKSBURG, LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX, PORTLAND, SEATTLE, PITTSBURGH, CHARLOTTE, MIAMI, WASHINGTON DC, VIRGINIA BEACH, CHICAGO, TORONTO, NASHVILLE, ORANGE COUNTY, LYNCHBURG, PHILADELPHIA, INDIANAPOLIS, DENVER, MINNEAPOLIS, SALT LAKE CITY, AUSTIN, SAN DIEGO, OCEAN CITY, SAN JOSE, RALEIGH-DURUM,
  14. 14. FREQUENT CONCERNS • I’m not an expert on social media. •I don’t have time to organize this. • What’s with the name? RE BarCamp. • Why would people commit to an event with no set schedule?
  15. 15. NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT • Events are participant driven. • Events are not just about social media. • Be an expert at being a host.
  16. 16. TIME TO ORGANIZE • Encourage members to organize it. • Only as complicated as you want it to be. • Avoid over-planning. It’s an unconference!
  17. 17. RE BARCAMP • Don’t call it RE BarCamp.
  18. 18. NO SET SCHEDULE • Not every member is going to accept this. • This is a collaborative environment. • Collaborative people will come. • Promote a list of likely subjects.
  19. 19. FREQUENT QUESTIONS • What’s in it for my association? • Can people participate virtually? • Can we profit on the event?
  20. 20. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? • Innovative content. • Good will. • Connecting with more people like me.
  21. 21. VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION • Possible, but not common or required. • Look for a sponsor to cover logistics and cost. • Encourage participants to broadcast the event via social media.
  22. 22. PROFITING • The tradition is not to profit. • People are more likely to collaborate. • Consider giving net-proceeds to charity.
  23. 23. HOW JAY DID IT • REBarCamp Chicago organized by a committee of people. ~500 Attendees. • Core organizers met weekly. • Sponsorships sold to cover lunch, t-shirts, and venue costs. • Constant event promotion on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, title/lender mailing lists. Links on Association sites / newsletters.
  24. 24. HOW NAR DID IT • REBarCamp Chicago organized by two people. ~150 Attendees. • Four volunteers on site. • No lunch, t-shirts, or giveaways. • NAR provided venue and internet. • Traded sponsorships.
  25. 25. QUESTIONS? • Hilary Marsh @hilarymarsh hmarsh@realtors.org • Jay Thompson @phxreguy jay@thompsonsrealty.com • Todd Carpenter @tcar tcarpenter@realtors.org
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