Esko Reinikainen
Viivi Lähteenoja
30 Aug 2017
18:30 - 20:00 // DAY 1: Boat and 15:30 - 17:30 // DAY 2: Helsinki
Conference Centre at the Ferry and on the Main Stage in Helsinki


Other sessions of the topic track: Common


This un-conference is hosted by Esko Reinikainen and Viivi Lähteenoja.

Takes place in main stage hall.

The un-conference sessions are an opportunity to broaden the agenda and deepen the discussions. While participants go through the formally programmed agenda, there are bound to be questions raised as well as additional dimensions emerging in the mydata discourse. Using a self-organisation framework, the un-conference sessions are the perfect opportunity to have additional discussions in response to emergent thinking.  Anyone can pitch a session, whoever shows up is the right people, and whatever happens is the right thing.

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The first step in an unconferencing session is agenda setting. We will gather together in a circle and our facilitator will briefly open up the space and explain what will happen.

We are then all invited to propose topics of discussion for either a one-hour session or an half-hour session. We will populate a digital grid with topic proposals until all the slots are full.

After setting the agenda for all the sessions, we each choose which one we would like to join and make our way to the designated area at the venue.


The unconferencing sessions themselves are either one hour or half an hour in length. Two half-hour sessions will be conducted in the same space consecutively.

The person who proposed the session will act as the session leader and will decide how to capture the content of the session. Templates for doing this will be provided on paper.

If you feel you are not in the right session at any point, you are invited to change sessions. The digital grid depicting the topics and locations of all sessions will be projected in all the spaces for your convenience.


After the unconferencing sessions have concluded we will gather together to present briefly the contents of each session and the unconferencing facilitator will close the space.