Now in its sixth year, the Unconference is a participant-driven event that provides a venue for discussion of topics of mutual interest to those in attendance. Attendees are presented with topics and will decide at that time, through popular vote, which ideas or proposals will be further explored. Keep in mind, these topics of mutual interest do not necessarily have to be tech-oriented or even tech-related (i.e., we’ve had topics on Lean Six Sigma and business processes in the past).

The audience will be all conference attendees, technical and non-technical people.

(Please note: Unconference attendance is drop-in, there no need to select this session).

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Unconference topics

Proposed topics are coming soon.

The topic and moderator list will get posted on this Unconference page with regular updates.

Past Unconference topics included: IT governance, professional development for IT staff, advanced O365, user experience design, web accessibility and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), building a remote work capability and cautionary tales in energy efficiency (LED lighting and unexpected wireless issues).

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New for 2021

This year’s Unconference will introduce “five-minute pitch” slots during which participants can bring forward an idea, even if not completely developed.

Call for topics and moderators

We are currently soliciting topics of interest for Unconference sessions ahead of time to facilitate planning.

We’re also looking for facilitators for the sessions – remember that you don’t need to be a subject matter expert and that sometimes the best sessions come out of questions the facilitator might ask. The updated set of topics will be posted on this web page.

Contact us

If you have Unconference-related questions, please email Pete St. Onge, Senior IAM Architect, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto, at: pete.stonge@utoronto.ca.