Program

Session types

  • Pre-arranged unconference sessions
  • Workshops that require pre-conference planning/coordination (stuff, prepayment for supplies, etc.)
  • Lightning talks
  • Unconference sessions times may use up to 3 simultaneous sessions (3 rooms, ~20 people per room avg)

Note: All meals will be provided by Omega Institute

Pre-Conference (Sunday):
Sunday ~noon – Organizer Check-in
16:00 – 18:00 – Conference Registration
~19:00 Dinner at Omega

Day 1 (Monday):
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 – Introduction to conference
10:00 – 11:30 – Speed Meeting
11:30 – 12:00 – Setting the Tone session I
12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 14:15 – Show & Tell
14:15 – 15:30 – Unconference explanation
– 10 minute break –
15:40 – 16:50 – Unconference session
16:50 – 17:30 – Q&A, Open Discussion
17:30 – 19:00 – (optional) Evening activity
Dinner

Day 2 (Tuesday):
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 – Setting the Tone Session II
09:30 – 10:40 – Unconference session
– 10 minute break –
10:50 – 12:00 – Unconference session
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch
13:00 – 14:10 – Unconference session
– 10 minute break –
14:20 – 15:30 – Unconference session
– 10 minute break –
15:40 – 16:50 – Unconference session
16:50 – 17:30 – Q&A, Open Discussion
17:30 – 19:00 – (optional) Evening activity
Dinner

Day 3 (Wednesday):
08:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 – Setting the Tone Session III
09:30 – 10:40 – Unconference session
– 10 minute break –
10:50 – 12:00 – Unconference session
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch
13:00 – 14:10 – Unconference sessions
– 10 minute break –
14:20 – 15:30 – Unconference sessions
15:30 → 17:00 – How do we move forward?
17:00 → 17:30 – Q&A, Open Discussion, thank you’s and goodbyes
Dinner

NOTE – make sure we know if you are staying Wednesday night – there are limited rooms available.

Social Media

Yes please! Post content (images, text, etc.) to your favorite social media with the following hashtag: #goatech2018 @goatech_org

If you take pictures and don’t mind us using them, please let us know!

Unconference

Unconference is a new experience for some. Please check out some guidelines for how it works and how to prepare here:

Documentation and Discussion

To initiate a discussion, go create a post on the forum at forum.goatech.org. This helps documents all the smart things the GOAT community has to say, and helps make new folks get up to speed quick.
We also have a RIOT channel at for more instantaneous or quick group messaging. Come by and say hi, there’s usually a few of us hanging out in there 🙂

Code of Conduct

We have a code of conduct shamelessly stolen from GOSH. Please read it here: http://unconference.net/unconferencing-how-to-prepare-to-attend-an-unconference/

We also have a point of contact for violations of the code of conduct. If you feel there has been a violation, want to discuss the rules, or have concerns you don’t feel discussing in public, you can contact the CoC person: Dorn or Ankita.

Organizer points of contact

Much of the conference work will be powered by GOAT participants themselves. If you are volunteering, you can find a point of contact for you work. If you have any other questions/concerns, hopefully it fits into one of the below categories. If you’re not sure, identify an organizer and they’ll help you find the right person to talk to.

Facilitation – Greg Austic
Documentation – Ankita Raturi
Registration – Chris Rowe
Tech Support – Michael Stenta

a poem by leunig about going home to ponder.
See you next year?