Take the 3-Minute Feedback Survey

Quick and easy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3WP5SZ We’re looking for plain, honest feedback, good or bad. Excerpts: “Brain melting, exhilerating, stimulating” “Hope you will do this again.” “I like the emails that recapped what was happening.” “Bold attempt, all the better when it was minimal and relaxed” “chaotic, engaging, disappointing” “Need to schedule it in next time.” “Interested […]



That’s A Wrap!

Our closing round just concluded. What a week! A huge thank you once again to everyone who helped us make those crucial early connections back in September; everyone who helped us connect with the many different communities we were trying to reach out to; all of our attendees; our media partners, sponsors and in-kind contributors, […]



Feedback Wanted!

This has been a great learning experience for all of us on the OFU13 Team. We would like to encourage each and everyone of you to share your feedback with us: What worked for you? What could be improved? Any other questions or comments you’d like to share? We’ll be sending out a simple follow-up […]



In case you missed it…Darin from Crowdbrite hosted a great presentation on Digital Facilitation…Listen Here

The focus of the presentation was on lessons learned from our recent projects and the art of facilitating and moderating online sessions and how to use digital tools to support your face-to-face meetings. Here’s the audio and slides: Slideshow http://bit.ly/1bmHg1v  Webinar http://bit.ly/18l1Vje  And here are the notes


The Gifts and Challenges of the virtual space/conference in the face of cross-cultural communication

This session arises from questions raised during OFU2013 about issues of globalization, cross-cultural communication and technology. As the world “progresses,” and we move more and more into virtual space, what about those who do not have access to the technology, either because of their socio-economic-political position, or because of cultural barriers? Is technology keeping the […]





Poverty and Wealth in America

This is a topic very close to me. My own insights from personal experience suggest this subject addresses the growing gap between struggle and wellbeing and is at the core to today’s failing systems. This session started an ongoing dialogue running from now through 10/31 using a “deconstructed” World Cafe, stretched out over nearly two […]


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our amazing sponsors and in-kind contributors. Sponsors MaestroConference Intellitics Soliya GroupMap Mojo Collaborative In-kind contributors: cel.ly Hackpad Laurie Dougherty Leadership Strategies, Inc. PLEASE, Inc. ÜberConference We really appreciate it! We’ve also assembled a bit of a “virtual goodie bag”. Our next email update will have details. […]


Today’s Program (Friday)

As per right now, here’s what the agenda looks like for today: 10/25 at 7am Pacific / 4pm CEST Friday morning office hours Questions? Feedback? Just want to hang out for a bit? Come meet us in the chat room (over coffee, if you like). http://ofu2013.org/chat/ 10/25 at 8am Pacific 3pm UTC 4pm BST / […]



3 More Amazing Online Facilitators UnConference Sessions Coming Late This Afternoon

10/24 at 5pm Pacific / 2am CEST A review of online learning in higher education: Towards transformational learning – Dr. Stephen Thorpe, Dr. Glyn Thomas and Dr. Dale Hunter We’ve delayed the session until a 5pm Pacific start (10:00am for us here in Brisbane Australia) so that we can use Tim Bonnemann‘s GoTo Meeting room. Thanks Tim. One  of […]


The Art of Digital Facilitation for Online & Face-to-Face Meetings

The focus of the presentation was on lessons learned from recent projects and the art of facilitating and moderating online sessions and how to use digital tools to support your face-to-face meetings. Crowdbrite developed a custom online platform for conducting brainstorming sessions, collaborative design, workshops and charrettes. It is used both online and as a digital […]


NCDD asynchronous discussion: Compelling report from AmericaSpeaks

Sandy Heierbacher, Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is hosting a dialogue on the NCDD site. She’d like to stimulate an asynchronous discussion on the NCDD blog about a compelling new report from AmericaSpeaks that questions our field’s readiness to engage people online effectively. Join them over at http://ncdd.org/13079. Use the threaded comments to […]




October 24 Morning Email to Attendees

Sent this out shortly before 7am this morning. Hi, Thanks to everyone who has added their session proposals to the schedule. There’s still plenty of room for more, so don’t be shy. It’s your conference! Below please find the latest list. Have a great day! Tim Bonnemann & The OFU13 Team http://ofu2013.org 10/24 at 7am […]


Self Care for Facilitators

Is facilitation an industry that doesn’t take coffee breaks? Or is ‘coffee break’ no longer really taking care? What are the biggest things I could do for myself? “Self-care” But what does that look like? Maybe it would be to review what I am about to do with a colleague, find a way to get […]


October 23 Afternoon Email to Attendees

Just shared a bunch of updates with the list. Hi, Welcome again! Online Facilitation Unconference 2013 is officially up and running. Following our kick-off webinar this morning, we’ve already seen a first round of sessions. See our coverage here: Dealing with the Invisible in a Virtual Training and Facilitation Session Telepresence facilitation incorporating online graphic […]


Evening Kick-Off

To accommodate participants in Australasia and Asia, we’ll be hosting an evening kick-off tonight at 7pm Pacific Time. Once again, we’ll be using GoToWebinar. Same general agenda as this morning. Please register online: Online Facilitation Unconference 2013: kick-off II Should you encounter any difficulties, please leave a comment below or ping us in the group chat. […]