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Open space session scheduling An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term "unconference" has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference , such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. For example, in 2006, CNNMoney applied the term to diverse events including Foo Camp , BarCamp , Bloggercon , and Mashup Camp. [ 1 ] [ edit ] History
This is the ultimate goal of social innovation. Systemic change usually involves the interaction of many elements: social movements, business models, laws and regulations, data and infrastructures, and entirely new ways of thinking and doing. Systemic change generally involves new frameworks or architectures made up of many smaller innovations.
SILK is a small team based within Kent County Council that was set up in 2007 to ‘do policy differently’. Over the past 4 years we have been doing projects which have demonstrated the benefits of working in a different way and have developed a Methodology and Toolkit which provide a structure for the way we work. We believe that the best solutions come from the people who are closest to the issue; this could be service users, residents or frontline staff. We go much further than community consultation and we believe that people should be actively involved in the design of services that they are going to use or deliver. The SILK Methodology provides creative and innovative ways to engage with people and approach projects, and enables a collective ownership and responsibility for project design, delivery and outcomes.
As our "Never Mind the Valley" series demonstrated, startup communities are thriving outside of Silicon Valley. A panel at WebVisions 2010 today in Portland< Oregon made a strong case for fostering community not merely in a city in general, but in specific working environments. Bac'n.com 's Jason Glaspey, Silicon Florist 's Rick Turoczky, Urban Airship 's Scott Kveton, and Nedspace 's Josh Friedman shared their experiences with co-working. NedSpace and the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) both provide co-working sites in Portland for tech entrepreneurs. Friedman describes these spaces as "AA for entrepreneurs," support groups where the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship can be shared. Co-working, sharing a workspace with others, has become an important way for startups to learn, collaborate, and thrive.
The first step is identifying the real need, followed by formulating a clear purpose, then defining the principles that help guide us towards our goal (as attributes or characteristics describing where we want to be or how we want to get there), gradually proceeding to defining a concept, then giving it more structure and moving into practice.These steps can be used both as a planning tool and to help understand what you are discovering about an organisation, community or initiative. The Chaordic process is in continual motion, each step integrating and including the previous steps. It is an iterative, non-linear process supported by an ongoing harvest and feedback loop. Once you have defined the principles you check back if they support the purpose etc.