THATCamp Wisconsin: "Big Ideas for Small Campuses" (Aug. 9, 2013)
THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Here are a few characteristics of a THATCamp:
- It's collaborative: there are no spectators at a THATCamp. Everyone participates, including in the task of setting an agenda or program.
- It's productive: participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.
- It's non-hierarchical and non-disciplinary and inter-professional: THATCamps welcome graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K-12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders as well as people from the non-profit sector, people from the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs. The topic "the humanities and technology" contains multitudes.
And this THATCamp is free!
The theme will be "Big Ideas, Small Campuses."
Session proposals and conversations around this theme are encouraged. Suggested topics include: how small colleges can be more nimble and more innovative than their larger counterparts; what steps are needed to create inter-campus networks that leverage pockets of expertise; what activities and applications work particularly well in the small classroom or in small majors; and how participants might help one another with personal goals and projects. To propose a session, visit http://wisconsin2013.thatcamp.org/propose/.
Or simply register to come be part of it all: