Frequently Asked Questions
What is an unconference?
Unlike in a conference, the agenda in an unconference is shaped by the participants, fostering co-creation, collaboration, and spontaneous exchange.
What is Unconference @home"?
Since no-one can predict how travel will be possible at the end of August, we offer you an alternative to still be able to meet oikees face to face while joining online.
Therefore we wish to offer you the opportunity to connect with oikos Alumni/oikees you may know or not yet know.
How? When registered, simply let us know by email how many people you would be willing to host and invite them in your home for the day.
10 or 15 days before the event, we will publish a list of @home hosts only to those who registered, so participants know in which cities they can cluster to join online.
What does unconference offer?
Unlike other events where agenda is defined by organizers, unconference is organized by participants. It offers you freedom to design your own agenda, come up with your own topics and host a workshop. We also offer you an opportunity to network with other oikees, and meet old friends.
What is a session?
A session is a 90-minutes slot where you can share your knowledge. The sessions should be interactive. We encourage you to try unconventional formats and include icebreakers and/or energizers. For ideas regarding this feel free to contact us or have a look at SessionLab and seedsforchange. Also, check last year’ sessions.
→ All topics are welcome! Let's find out if you can find other participants who share your interest.
You organise it alone or with others, it’s your session after all!
How to organize a session?
Register on our website, under the “participate” page
Wait to get the email to register your session
Register your session in the Google doc up to 10 days before the event.
If you have any questions, we’re there for you through messenger or email!
Then, of course, let your oikos friends know about it ;)
Whether you organize it alone or with others, it’s your session after all!
Remember we aim for interactive sessions. We encourage you to try unconventional formats and include icebreakers and/or energizers.
What are potential workshop topics?
We prefer not to limit the range of topics that can be presented, and encourage you to come up with any topic that is important within the context of sustainability. To get a better idea of potential topics, you can check workshops that were presented last year here
What is this year’s topic?
Although we do not have any particular topic as such, St. Gallen Unconference is dedicated to sustainability. Different topics falling under this category are being covered each year by participants.