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jokaydia Festival of Unconferency-ness 2011!

29 May 2011 - 26 June 2011

The jokaydia Festival of Unconferency-ness 2011 will be occuring across May and June, with a range of events taking place across our spaces at jokaydiaGRID, the Islands of jokaydia in Second Life, World of Warcraft and jokaydia's Minecraft!

The aim of the events is to encourage community and collaboration amongst jokaydia Community Members, and to share and showcase great uses of virtual worlds for education, business and the arts.

And remember .... Unconferences are about PARTICIPATION! We need YOU! to help us make this a great event!


The jokaydia Unconference is a free event which provides professional development and networking opportunities for educators, artists and online facilitators who are exploring innovative strategies, spaces and technologies for learning art and social change. It is a self-organising event which is supported by jokaydia Community of Practice.

The aim of our annual Unconference is to celebrate the year's discoveries and achievements and to invite virtual worlds pioneers, inventors and explorers to share their work... and yes we mean you!!! Propose a presentation, workshop, roleplay, game or panel session, lead a tour or come come along to a campfire discussion.


This year we'd like to encourage participants to focus on virtual worlds and games and how they can be used to save the world! Are you doing something in virtual worlds or games that is making a difference in your school, community or company? We'd love to hear from you!

Ideas for sessions could include:

  • Give a presentation on recent virtual worlds project or initiative
  • Run a workshop which demonstrates a tool or strategy you're using
  • Lead a discussion on a hot topic or convene a panel session
  • Teach a building or scripting class and share your virtual worlds skills
  • Create a roleplay or immersive activity for participants to visit during the unconference
  • Run a newbie event for new resident
  • Create an exhibit or display to share at the unconference

.....or whatever crazy virtual scheme that you've come up with!

We'll provide you with a venue for your proposed session, some support and training on facilitation in virtual worlds and of course lots of support during the big event! This is a great opportunity to share new work, get some feedback from an enthusiastic audience or practice your virtual worlds facilitation skills!


Rather than focusing on one weekend alone (as in previous years), the 2011 Unconference will run over 4 weekends at various times to suit our international community. Both residents and visitors to our spaces at jokaydiaGRID and the Islands of jokaydia in Second Life are welcome to participate and contribute to the event.

Click on the links below to access information about the program for each weekend:



Session Times


Week 1: Unconf Opening

29 May 2011
  • Day 1: Sunday 29 May 2011 (Sydney Time)
Week 2

30 May - 5 June 2011
  • Day 2: Wednesday 1 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
  • Day 3: Friday 3 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
  • Day 4: Saturday 4 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
Week 3

6 June - 12 June 2011
  • Day 5: Thursday 9 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
  • Day 6: Saturday 11 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
Week 4

13 June - 19 June 2011
  • Day 7: Saturday 18 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
  • Day 8: Sunday 19 June 2011 (Sydney Time)
jokaydia Festival of Unconferency-ness 2011 - Close

Sunday 26 June 2011
  • Day9: Sunday 26 June 2011 (Sydney Time )

Got an alternative preferred time you'd like to propose? If you're interested in facilitating a session at a time other than those listed on the draft schedule pages, please contact Jo Kay Wollongong so it can be added to the program! Email: jokay@jokaydia.com.


To participate in the jokaydia Month of Unconferency-ness 2011 you can:
  • Join us at the events - you can view the draft schedule for each week via the links above.
  • Volunteer to facilitate a session - run a tour of your latest project, give a presentation on your research, take us on a quest or an adventure, lead a discussion on a topic you are passionate about! To volunteer, simply add your sessions details on the draft schedules for the week you'd like to facilitate at.
  • Contribute to the OpenSim Worlds Exhibition - take a screenshot of one of your favourite locations on the hypergrid and submit it for inclusion in the exhibition. Click here for more details.
  • Add some prims to the jokaydia Unconference Swapmeet sim - share opensource content with the community!
  • Blog, tweet or share information about the event with your networks.


During the jokaydia Month of Unconferencey-ness 2011 we will be supporting two community projects designed to promote sharing and collaboration in the community. For more information click on the links below:


Commencing on DAY 1 of the Unconference (29 May) and finishing on the last day of the Unconference, we are offering FREE SETUP for all new rentals at jokaydiaGRID. Save $50.00au! For more information on renting at jokaydiaGRID see: http://www.jokaydiagrid.com/rent-a-sim/ for more details!



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