In his 1997 book Open Space Technology, Harrison Owen discussed many of the techniques now associated with the modern unconference, although his book does not use the term "unconference."
The term unconference first appeared in an announcement for the annual XML developers conference in 1998. More recently, the term was used by Lenn Pryor when discussing BloggerCon and was popularized by Dave Winer, the organizer of BloggerCon, in an April 2004 writeup.
The 2003 FooCamp gave wide publicity to the particular unconference model where "there is no agenda until .. the attendees made one up."
Franchise development series recap: "Unconference" format successful, '09 session planned: expertise provided by "Unconference" attendees who are currently managing daily franchise operations is beneficial.(EVENTS)
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Green Enterprise Unconference Announced - Sustainability Issues and Best Practices in the Enterprise Will Be Discussed.
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