InfoCamp Seattle is an affordable, inclusive unconference where people excited about information gather to share knowledge, explore ideas, and build community. Our focus on information invites cross-pollination from all corners of the information world: IA/UX, Data Science, Library Science, Web Development, and beyond!
2017 Theme - Impact
Join us at InfoCamp Seattle to discuss the impact of technological innovation on our lives, our communities, and our world.
As the pace of technological innovation accelerates, and the influence of information tools expands through worldwide adoption, how can we understand and design for the impact of what we build? How can we create effective policy to regulate new inventions? How can we work towards more inclusive technology? And how will these changes affect our lives and our communities? Join us at InfoCamp Seattle 2017 to discuss these topics and our roles as information professionals and students.
Who attends InfoCamp?
InfoCamp welcomes anyone interested in information-related topics, from any perspective! Typical participants include:
- professionals and practitioners from industry, academia, non-profits, government, libraries, and other sectors
- people seeking work
InfoCamp attracts people who work with information in a variety of disciplines, from information architecture and user experience design to library science and information management.
What is the format of this unconference?
InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone who attends can lead a session! You, the participants, design and deliver most of the sessions. You determine the topic and format of your session, pitch your session idea to the group, and sign up for a time slot. The purpose of this format is to encourage collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. The benefits of this format include the immediacy of the topics – the sessions didn’t have to be submitted months ahead of time – and the fun, exciting (and a bit chaotic) feeling of being part of an event that’s being led by everyone.
What topics are discussed at InfoCamp?
Since InfoCamp is an unconference, nobody knows exactly what topics will be covered until the event actually starts. You can create sessions on any topic related to information, from any perspective. If you want a topic to be covered, you start the conversation. All we ask is that you don’t use session time to sell a product or service.
Who owns InfoCamp?
You do! It’s all creative-commons licensed, and anyone is welcome to host an InfoCamp! InfoCamp was invented in Seattle in 2007, but we want to share the idea with the world and let anyone who wants to run with it do so.
Who can register as a student?
Students enrolled in any program, any major, any school, in Fall 2016 may sign up for student tickets. Be ready to show your ID.
What should I bring to InfoCamp?
You might want to bring business cards, a camera, a laptop, iPad, a personal water bottle or coffee mug, etc. And of course, if you plan to lead a session, bring whatever you need for your session. This might be a laptop, a handout for participants, notes to yourself, or just an idea!
The rooms have screens, projectors (bring your mac dongle!), and most have whiteboards.
Where do I go the morning of InfoCamp?
Registration will be held in Mary Gates Hall on the 1st floor (aka Mary Gates Commons).
Find Mary Gates Hall on the Campus Map: http://www.washington.edu/maps/?l=MGH