Maybe your session didn’t make the cut, but don’t be sad or disheartened.
There is another way to present your session topic at OpenWorld.
Sign up for the Unconference.
Justin announced today that signups for this year’s Unconference have officially opened. So, if you nearly made the cut, or you’re all prepared and ready to go, this is your chance to present at OpenWorld.
If you’re not familiar with the unconference format, it’s pretty simple and straightforward. There’s usually a big sheet of paper with time slots on one axis and venues/locations on the other. If you want to present, just write your topic and some basic information on a piece of paper and tape it in an empty slot.
In this case, you can sign up in advance, but there are still slots preserved for spur of the moment signup, i.e. after the actual conference begins. If you don’t know by now, OpenWorld is September 21-25, in San Francisco at the Moscone Center.
Based on the laundry list of great sessions that were suggested over on Mix, ideally, the OpenWorld Unconference will have some very interesting sessions. Plus, if you voted for a session that didn’t make the cut, this may be your chance to see it. If so, head over to Mix and add a comment for the session creator, and maybe you’ll get your wish after all.