50th Anniversary: THATCamp Humanities + Sciences
THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." The format of the meeting is an un-conference: an open, informal, inexpensive meeting where humanists and scientists of all skill levels learn and build together in collaborative workshops and short sessions, some of which are proposed on the spot.
You can attend one session, a few sessions, a day, or the whole unconference, your choice. Refreshments, including box lunches and receptions, are included.
Register here: http://humsci2014.thatcamp.org/
According to the organization website, a THATCamp is:
- collaborative: there are no spectators at a THATCamp -- everyone participates, including in the task of setting part of the agenda.
- informal: there are no lengthy proposals, papers, presentations, or product demos; the emphasis is on productive, collegial work or free-form discussion.
- spontaneous and timely: a significant component of the agenda / schedule / program is created by all the participants during the first session of the first day, rather than weeks or months beforehand by a program committee.
- productive: participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.
- small: most THATCamps aim for about 75 participants, which is our goal.
- open and online: participants make sure to share their notes, documents, pictures, and other materials from THATCamp discussions before and after the event on the web and via social media.
- fun, intellectually engaging, and a little exhausting.