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Celebrate the Start of Small Business Week

and your own success in business at this un-usual conference where like-minded business owners will come together to network and share knowledge and get answers to the questions that matter most to their businesses.


At an un-conference YOU set the agenda! Here is an outline of the day. The final details will come together on the day of the event.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and un-conference kick-off
9:15 - 9:30 Agenda scramble: Attendees propose topics / questions to address
9:30 - 10:00 Networking and topic voting
10:00 - 10:45 First sessions begin, topics chosen by YOU
10:45 - 11:00 Sharing / break / next sessions
11:00 - 11:45 Second sessions begin, chosen by YOU
11:45 - 12:00 Sharing / recap of morning
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch with group “gamestorming” activities / networking
1:00 - 1: 45 Third sessions begin, chosen by YOU
1:45 - 2:00 Sharing / break
2:00 - 2:30 Group connection exercise, peer connections tutorial

A New Way to Network in Business

So why should you attend? Because an unconference creates a new way — a better way — for business to network with each other!

For example, let's say you want to better use social media to promote your company. Great! But wait — where do you begin? What works? More importantly, what doesn't?

At the unconference you propose a session about social media and voila, it turns out that others who are attending think this is pretty important too. So you get together, share ideas and in the process, you get to talk about your business.

Not in that pushy, unwelcome way that sometimes dominates business networking. But in a way that is real. Authentic. And builds genuine relationships.

As a result you leave the day energized. Excited by new ideas. Most importantly, you have developed new, real relationships with other business owners who are then likely to refer you, because they "get" what you do and can make those connections more easily.

Un-What? What the Heck is an Un-Conference?

Watch this 2 minute video to find out.

How to Prepare for an Un-Conference?

If this is the first un-conference you have attended, this information can help you be ready to get the most from your day.

Twitter hashtag: #unconf12

  Meet our MC

Linda Vanderkolk

And our Event Champions!


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