Crowd Round Unconference
21-23 June 2019
APEX Camps, Twin Waters
Crowd Round Unconference is a weekend long residential event just outside of Brisbane that's more about having awesome people in the room rather than watching speakers on a stage. The agenda is set on the first night by the attendees, where you decide what you want to share and discuss, and the event is all about you meeting, connecting, sharing and learning. It's for people who get sh*t done from all around Queensland.
Which ticket should I choose?
Doer tickets are for most people. $313 including fees.
Corporate tickets are for individuals and organisations who wish to support scholarship holders. Organisations can likely claim this as a professional development / networking activity. $500 including fees.
Scholarship tickets are for those who would have difficulty purchasing a doer ticket. If you’ve selected the Scholarship ticket level, we’ll be in touch to confirm your spot separately as scholarships are in high demand (50% of people last event requested one!). We'll prioritise based on need. $100 once application approved. There are a few questions for you to answer in your registration form. If you'd prefer to send a video, ping us on email@example.com.
What happens next?
After you’ve registered (and paid), we will send you more information about the venue and sleeping arrangements. Your ticket covers accommodation for two nights, meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, materials, and entry.
If you don't hear from us at all (we will send at least one email), check your spam folder. Unfortunately, not all inboxes love us like we love them.
Who should come?
This event is for people who get sh*t done, from across Queensland (and further afield). In the wise words of Kiwi Foo, it's specifically for:
Doers not (just) talkers
Makers not breakers
There will be people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, and a whole bunch of sectors there (from film making to tech to fashion to education). It means that you'll have a network of people at your back, helping you do what you already do better. By the end of the weekend, you should have learned a whole lot of new things, shared some of what you know, and made life long connections across industries and backgrounds.
Twenty percent of attendees will be offered scholarships, because we don't want price to be a barrier to attending. We'll also provide childcare if requested too free of charge, because we want this event to be as accessible as possible. Our aim is to get a diverse bunch of folk getting sh*t done in Queensland (and beyond).
We strongly welcome registrations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse people. We know the strength of our unconference lies in a Crowd Round that is reflective of the diverse and multicultural Queensland we live in.
Here is a full accessibility plan.
But seriously, how does it work?
Attendees arrive at the venue at 5pm on the Friday. You'll arrive in your own car, or via ride share, which means the networking can start from your home city.
The event will start with a whole group welcome at 5pm, followed by small group introductions. We'll break into dinner so people can discuss possible sessions they'd like to propose, and then we'll come back together as a whole group and set the sessions for the weekend.
We use a bunch of post-it notes, and then people line up and share the session they'd like to host.
The crowd favourite sessions from our first Crowd Round were:
Unblock & Unlock – using lego for creative stuff
Business, Legals & Start Up Stuff
A Reverse Shark Tank (start ups pitched & were told all the things the crowd loved about the pitch)
How to DJ
Negotiation – skills & stories
The best sessions are often ones you'd least expect. After the session setting is done, people can network and hang out for the rest of the night.
There are seven sessions during the day, a small group check in, and Lightning talks after dinner. At each session time there will be four rooms available, so on the first day there will be 28 different sessions (unless attendees add new rooms....).
There will be another three sessions during the day, a small group farewell, and a group close (after lunch). Then everyone will head home, with new friends, new perspectives, and new learnings.