EdCamp Guide to Organizing

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Edutopia Edcamp series by Mary Beth Hertz

First: Determine a mission/goal for the event. (Read part 1 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Who is your target audience?
  • What types of discussions would you like your audience to have?
  • Engage your audience in conversation so they will attend the event.
  • Enlist the help of others--an unconference is hard to put on alone!

Second: Take care of the "big stuff" (Read part 2 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Find a location, date, and secure insurance for your event.
  • Decide how you will handle the finances (PayPal account? Business bank account?)
  • Assign roles to organizers

Third: Get funding! (Read part 3 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Develop a press release
  • Contact potential sponsors
  • Prioritize your spending

Fourth: Do all the "little things." (Read part 4 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Get a website up and running.
  • Determine if you will provide food.
  • Decide on any little "extras" (lanyards, t-shirts, etc.).
  • Survey your space and decide how many rooms you will have
  • Create a scheduling board