What is an Un-Conference?

The ICUC was framed after Tim O’Reilly’s famous Foo Camp. Foo Camp, an annual event hosted by O’Reilly Media, is described as “the wiki of conferences” because the attendees design and alter the program via big whiteboard schedules that allow for overwriting and rewriting. Foo Camp was intended to reach out to people who can enhance the company’s technological intelligence as well as open the door for opportunities and cross-fertilization between people, companies and technologies.

Some have described it as a meta-birds-of-a-feather session, that gets smart people together to discuss technology issues. This style of event has also been described as an “un-conference.”

What should I bring?

The ICUC will be casual, with any attire acceptable from hiking clothes to jeans. Most activities are outdoor, including school and meals. Jackson can get very hot during the day (75-85 degrees Fahrenheit) and very cold at night (around 40 degrees Fahrenheit). While the climate is very dry, attendees should prepare for fluctuating temperatures. Layers are strongly recommended.


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