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BeWelcome Unconferences

written by sitatara - 2013/04/11 08:54

Last weekend (6-7 April 2013), a BeWelcome unconference took place in Bamberg, Germany. The participants discussed about the introduction of a "New Member BeWelcome Team", how to activate inactive members, and many more topics.

The meeting minutes have just been published here:

The previous unconference took place from 1-3 March, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. Important topics were the decision making on BeWelcome, member saftey, and the structure for groups and forum.

The meeting minutes are available at

An unconference is participant-driven meeting that avoids the worst aspects of a conventional conferences such as high fees, sponsored presentations and top-down organization. At an unconference, the agenda is typically created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim time and a space, and thereby such meetings often feature open discussions rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room giving a talk. (Source:

If you would like to organize a BeWelcome unconference, please post your suggestions here:




written by thorgal67 - 6 years ago (i)
To all participants of the Bamberg Unconference: thank you for the nice work you've done. The Meeting Minutes look very interesting and lively, and makes me sad not to have been there. Maybe I'll be able to meet up at a future Unconference (in Firenze?)

written by HDValentin - 6 years ago (i)
Auch von mir ein großes Dankeschön an alle, die an dem Wochenende ihre Ideen eingebracht und konstruktiv disskutiert haben.

written by Marcell - 6 years ago (i)
Danke f. die Meeting Minutes!

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