DAY 1: Thursday UNCONFERENCE
Tap into the power of collective intelligence!
What is an UnConference?
This isn’t your normal conference experience. It’s an opportunity for you to learn from and share with fellow Mindful Leaders. The UnConference creates a fertile space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and connection.
✔ Find solutions to the specific challenges you're facing
✔ Create deep, authentic connections with allies
✔ Share your expertise and support peers
How does an UnConference work?
Before the Summit, you and fellow attendees will get a chance to submit roundtable discussion topics and practices. Once we gather submissions, you will get to vote on what you find most interesting. At the start of the UnConference we will finalize topics and the agenda.
Roundtable discussion groups focused on crowd-sourced topics
Participants will suggest roundtable topics before the unconference. During the unconference, attendees will lead and participate in roundtables they are interested in, afterwards each roundtable will get a chance to share insights with the rest of the attendees.
Mindfulness practices led by attendees
Attendee-led practices are short, workplace-friendly ten-minute meditations or movement exercises that can be taught to all of our participants. The intention of these practices is:
✔ To give you a chance to share your expertise with the group and for the group to learn a new thing
✔ To create more community and connection
✔ You don’t need to be an expert however this should not be the first time you are sharing this practice
Based on the open space technologies framework, we have conducted a few unconferences and every time attendees can’t wait for the next one. Nothing is more powerful than being part of a community of supportive peers. If you've never been to an UnConference give it a try, you‘ll find the experience is like no other!
Schedule at a Glance
- 8:45-9:00: Session voting
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am: UnConference Kick Off and Orientation
- 9:30 am - 9:45 am: Practice Sessions (attendee led)
- 9:45 am - 11:00 am: Round Tables
- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Round Table Share Backs
- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch Break
- 1:15-1:30: Session voting
- 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Afternoon Kick Off
- 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Practice Sessions (attendee led)
- 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Round Tables
- 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Round Table Share Backs
- 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: UnConference Wrap Up
Hear from Previous Attendees
This video was created by Rina Rena DeLevie, an attendee at a Mindful Leader UnConference retreat - she was so inspired by the experience she took the initiative to create this video for us!
“We feel united in our commitment to do this work and lead with this work and, you know, I feel ready to go out into the world again and feel really energized about things.”
“It's a fantastic opportunity to learn, to grow, and to empower yourself within this amazing community that really values the opportunity to collaborate and build these collective relationships and that's where you get the value, of course.”
“There are so few opportunity to meet and connect with other people who are doing this work and I really felt a strong connection. And I feel energized by it! ”