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NetHui South

Posted by Jane Armstrong Bos

When: 23 Nov 2012 - 24 Nov 2012

Venue: NetHui South 2012 will be held between two venues, Otago University, Albany St, Dunedin and the Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin.

Fees: $40

Organiser: InternetNZ

Contact: http://2012-south.nethui.org.nz/contact-us

NetHui South is half way between a traditional conference and an unconference or barcamp. Like a traditional conference, NetHui South has a pre-agreed agenda. However, much like an unconference, people “participate” rather than passively “attend”. Everyone’s views are valued; everyone is encouraged to fully participate.

The real soul of NetHui South is the streams. Rooms are arranged for circular sitting to encourage conversation. A stream or topic facilitator sets the context, taking no more than 5-10 minutes. After that, the role of the facilitator is, as they name suggests, to facilitate the discussion. No Power Points, no presentations. Just high quality conversation, welcoming multiple perspectives on the topic.

The same ethos flows into the panels. There is some context setting prior to a panel followed by panel members taking 5-10 minutes to set out their respective views. Then it is an open mic. Participants are encouraged to share their own views or ask a question.

Go to the NetHui South 2012 website for more information and to register.